Diagnosis and conservative treatment of exogenous allergic alveolitis (program ID: 232941)

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 University Clinic of Dermatology and Allergology at Ulm University Clinic has 35 hospital and 14 outpatient beds. Dermatology and allergology, in their clinical claims, as well as in research and development over the past 15 years, have undergone fundamental changes and turned into a modern medical discipline for treatment of often critically ill patients receiving the causal treatment using differentiated topical and/or systemic treatment methods.

The clinic is a certified center of GA2LEN (Global Allergy & Asthma European Network). On the one hand, it points to one of the highest standards in patient care at the University Clinic, and, on the other hand, to a high scientific level, which is also a prerequisite for access to international research and educational programs at the level of EU requirements. In 2009, a dermatological and oncological center of Ulm was established, having a certification according to the directives of the German Cancer Society and DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 since March 2010. The purpose of the center is interdisciplinary treatment of skin tumors in accordance with the guidelines and the latest scientific knowledge. Due to the histological examination of tissue samples in dermatology, computer photo documentation, as well as more advanced diagnostics (the latter in collaboration with the radiology), nuclear medicine and other special subjects in the center of tumors guarantee a detailed diagnostics of skin tumors. In order to provide a unified approach to patients in the treatment and follow-up care, the skin-cancer center works closely with doctors in private practice and takes care of the social and psychological needs of cancer patients in conjunction with the social advisory service, adaptation service and psychosomatic countseling of the clinic.


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Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators of blood coagulation
    • immune status (IgE)
  • differential diagnosis of other diseases of the lung
  • skin scratch/prick tests
  • x-ray chest examination
  • lung function analysis
  • bronchoscopy with biopsy bronchoalveolar lavage
  • fluid examination
  • microbiological examination of bronchial secretion
  • 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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