University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

Hamburg, Germany

Diagnosis of dermatomyositis (program ID: 243829)

Rolf A. K. Stahl

Prof. Dr. med.

Rolf A. K. Stahl

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology and Kidney Transplantation

Specialized in: nephrology, rheumatology

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The III. Department of Internal Medicine treats especially patients suffering from kidney diseases, rheumatic diseases and metabolic or hormonal imbalances. The department has many experts by the treatment of nephrotoxic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus as well as by the care of patients with inflammatory kidney diseases. In addition, the department has also a set of powerful hemodialysis machine.

Main focus of the III. Department of Internal Medicine includes diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases (including acute renal failure, chronic renal failure, end stage renal disease and congenital kidney diseases), diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, nursing of patients before and after transplantation, diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases, diagnosis and treatment of endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (including obesity and thyroid diseases).

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood with CK
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
    • immune status
  • MRI scan of the cross-sectional images of muscles
  • electromyography (EMG)
  • skin or muscle biopsy on indications
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment via chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

The University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) consists of more than 80 interdisciplinary cooperating clinics, polyclinics and institutes in 14 medical centers. The Hospital ranks No. 7 in the FOCUS-clinic list 2016 and has 1,346 beds in all. Annually takes the UKE approximately 92,000 inpatients and 291,000 outpatients. There are 2,400 physicians and scientists among more than 9,600 employees. And 3,100 employees work as nurse or therapist.  Research priorities of the UKE are neurosciences, oncology and health services research.

The Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf has a long tradition in the medical treatment of international patients. For many years, patients come from all over the world in order to be treated by renowned professors and doctors. In Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, international patients can receive the same medical services as German patients.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.