University Hospital Tubingen

Tuebingen, Germany


Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Diagnostics (program ID: 136091)


Rupert Handgretinger

Prof. Dr. med.

Rupert Handgretinger

Department of Pediatrics

Specialized in: pediatrics, hematology, oncology

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The objective of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the University Hospital Tubingen is to treat various pediatric diseases, disorders and developmental defects. The Department includes five areas of pediatrics and meets the highest level (Level 1) of equipment and service quality of the Joint Federal Committee for Pediatric Hematology, Stem Cell Transplantation and Neonatology. The medical director of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the University Hospital Tubingen is Prof. Dr. med. Rupert Handgretinger. 

On behalf of the state Baden-Württemberg, it is recognized as a Perinatology Center, Center for Social Pediatrics and Social Medical Aftercare. The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the University Hospital Tubingen is recommended by the FOCUS List of Specialized Clinics for Diabetes 2016. 

The Department of Pediatrics at the University Hospital Tubingen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Rupert Handgretinger focuses on the following areas:

  • Pediatrics I: general pediatrics, hematology and oncology
  • Pediatrics II: pediatric cardiology, intensive care and pulmonology
  • Pediatrics III: neuropediatrics, developmental neurology, social paediatrics
  • Pediatrics IV: neonatology and neonatal intensive care
  • Department of Pediatric Surgery: newborn surgery and malformation surgery, pediatric urology, tumor surgery and trauma surgery

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
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