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University Hospital of Würzburg

Würzburg, Germany


Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Diagnostics (program ID: 225137)


Christian P. Speer

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Christian P. Speer

Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

Specialized in: pediatrics
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The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the University Hospital of Würzburg is a maximum care clinic of national importance. The chief physician of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Christian P. Speer. 

The University Hospital of Würzburg treats patients of all ages (from high-risk premature babies and up to adolescents) with acute and chronic diseases from all fields of pediatrics. The range of services starts with neonatology, pediatric intensive care medicine, oncology / stem cell transplantation, pulmonology, rheumatology, infectology, immunology and up to nephrology and neuropediatrics. 

The Department is located in five buildings of the University Hospital of Würzburg and is equipped with the latest technology for diagnosis and treatment of pediatric diseases. There are 113 beds, 18 of them are in the Intensive Care Unit and 3 in the day hospital. The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine annually treats over 5,900 inpatients and over 6,500 outpatients.  

The Department has a particular focus on pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation. This Section at the University Hospital of Würzburg ranks among 10 largest pediatric Cancer Centers in Germany. There are annually treated 90-100 children and adolescents with cancer. Medical care is provided in accordance with the latest treatment standards. The patients are treated in two sections, as well as in the outpatient clinic / day hospital. A distinctive feature of the Section is its multidisciplinary medical care to children and adolescents with brain tumors, as well as stem cell transplantation. 

The main treatment focuses of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Christian P. Speer are:

  • Neonatology and pediatric intensive care medicine
  • Pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation
  • Pediatric pulmonology, allergology and cystic fibrosis
  • Immunology / infectology
  • Neuropediatrics
  • Center for Early Diagnosis / Social Pediatric Center
  • Rheumatology / osteology
  • Pediatric cardiology / adults with CDH
  • Nephrology
  • Diabetology
  • Endocrinology
  • Hemostasiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric sports medicine
  • Laboratories
  • Section of Pediatric Radiology at the Institute of X-ray diagnosis

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • antinuclear antibody (ANA)
    • rheumatoid factor (RF)
    • factors VIII and XIII
    • urinalysis
    • complete blood count (CBC)
    • platelet count
    • erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
    • stool guaiac test
    • blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine
    • amylase and lipase
    • electrolytes
    • plasma D-dimer
    • plasma thrombin-antithrombin (TAT) complex,
      prothrombin fragment (PF)-1, and PF-2,
      prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial
      thromboplastin time (aPTT)
    • serum IgA
    • antistreptolysin O (ASO)
    • CH50
    • C3 and C4
    • immunocomplexes of IgG and IgA
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • CT/MRI scan (if indicated)
  • aspiration biopsy of the skin and the vascular wall
  • nursing services
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
Type of program :
Duration of program (max):

The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
Total costs:

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