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Diagnosis and conservative treatment of contact dermatitis (program ID: 232867)

University Hospital Ulm

location_on Ulm, Germany
8.7/10 from 83 Votes
Specialized hospital
Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek

Specialized in: dermatology, allergology

The Department of Dermatology and Allergology at the University Hospital Ulm offers the full range of therapy and diagnostics of skin diseases and allergic reactions. The department has 35 inpatient and 14 partially inpatient beds. The doctors use the very latest treatment methods, modern laser technologies, allowing to achieve the optimal therapeutic and aesthetic effect. Also, the department has an in-house laboratory for conducting all the necessary skin examinations. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek.

One of the key focuses of the department is the treatment of skin tumors, which is carried out within the framework of the specialized Skin Cancer Center (certified by the German Cancer Society). The treatment is based not only on the well-designed therapeutic strategy, but also on the regular psychological and social consultations. The dermatologists' scope of tasks also includes the treatment of rare skin tumors. Сertainly, all the therapeutic measures are selected on an individual basis. If necessary, the specialists from the related fields are involved.

It should be noted that since 01.10.2005, the department is a certified interdisciplinary center of the European Network of Centers of Excellence for Allergic Diseases (Global Allergy and Asthma European Network (GA2LEN)).

The service range of the department includes:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of skin tumors
    • Malignant melanoma (black skin cancer)
    • Squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma (white skin cancer)
    • Actinic keratosis (white skin cancer at the initial stage)
    • Skin lymphomas (fungal mycosis, B-cell lymphomas)
    • Rare malignant tumors (Merkel carcinoma, dermatofibrosarcoma, angiosarcoma)
    • Benign tumors
  • Diagnostics and treatment of allergic reactions
    • Hay fever
    • Asthma
    • Hives
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Drug reactions
  • Diagnostics and treatment of autoimmune skin diseases
    • Vesiculobullous (bullous) skin diseases
    • Dermatosis
    • Connective tissue diseases (collagenosis), for example, lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, scleroderma
    • Psoriasis
    • Neurodermatitis
  • Phototherapy for the treatment of multitude skin pathologies (polymorphic photodermatitis, allergies, lupus erythematosus, psoriasis, eczema, scleroderma, lymphomas and other diseases)
    • Extracorporeal photopheresis for patients with graft versus host diseases after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation
    • Photodynamic therapy for the treatment of precancerous skin lesions (for example, actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of wound healing disorders
  • Diagnostics and treatment of skin and mucous membrane infectious diseases (caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites)
    • Lyme disease
    • Impetigo
    • Herpes
    • Lice and mites infestation
  • Diagnostics and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
    • Syphilis
    • Gonorrhea
    • Genital herpes
    • Genital warts
  • Other diagnostic and therapeutic options
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Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • dermatological skin examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • immune status​ (IgE)
  • differential diagnosis of other diseases of the skin 
  • skin scratch/prick tests
  • consultation of related specialists
  • symptomatic specific treatment
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • control examinations
  • full hospital accommodation
  • developing of further guidance 
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