Autoimmune consultation MEDIZINICUM Hamburg

Interdisciplinary Autoimmune Consultation Hours

An autoimmune disease is a disease in which the cells of the immune system attack the body's own structures. The white blood cells, the leukocytes, are responsible for the defence against pathogens such as bacteria or viruses.

Sometimes there are misregulations in this complex system, and the immune system directs its defence reaction against its own body. Ultimately, all organs can be affected by such an autoimmune reaction.

In unserem MEDIZINICUM Hamburg arbeiten wir in unserem Team, bestehend aus 75 erfahrenen Medizinern und Medizinerinnen aus 30 Fachrichtungen interdisziplinär zusammen, um Ihre Symptome ganzheitlich zu betrachten und eine zielsichere Diagnose stellen zu können.

Autoimmune disease and rheumatology

Classically, the term autoimmune disease is often associated with the specialist field of rheumatology, since rheumatic diseases (inflammatory joint diseases, collagenosis, vasculitis) are almost exclusively autoimmune diseases. But other specialist areas also have to deal with autoimmune diseases. Examples are the inflammatory bowel diseases Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis from gastroenterology and the inflammatory thyroid diseases Hashimotothyreoditis and Graves' disease from endocrinology.

The Difficult Diagnosis

Unclear disease symptoms such as recurrent fever episodes, chronic fatigue, joint pain and chronically increased inflammatory values are regularly the cause of autoimmune diseases. The diagnosis is often difficult, especially if it is an underlying disease with various diffuse symptoms. In the context of an unclear inflammatory constellation, it is therefore worthwhile to search specifically for a possible autoimmune disease.

In our autoimmune consultation at the Hamburg MEDIZINICUM, our experts systematically analyse your individual medical history and plan targeted diagnostics. Since the majority of autoimmune diseases are rheumatic diseases, the analysis in the autoimmune consultation is carried out by our rheumatological colleagues. However, if there are indications of non-rheumatic autoimmune diseases, the corresponding experts from the other specialties are consulted.

Our autoimmune diagnostics

Numerous autoimmune diseases leave traces in the blood in the form of so-called autoantibodies. We analyse these values ourselves in our in-house laboratory with great and long-standing expertise. As all organs can potentially be affected by autoimmune diseases, we offer complete diagnostic possibilities of organ screening. Our highly specialized radiology department with a comprehensive range of CT and MRT as well as digital X-ray procedures deserves special mention here.

Autoimmune diseases Hamburg

Our attending physicians

Dr. med. K. Ahmadi-Simab
Medical Director
Specialist in Internal Medicine,
Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology, Gastroenetreology

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Dr. von Elling, Specialist in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Nephrology

Dr. med. A. von Elling
Senior physician
Specialist in internal medicine,
Rheumatology, nephrology

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Dr. Kern MEDIZINICUM Hamburg Rheumatologist

Margarete Kern, MD
Senior Physician
Specialist in Internal Medicine and

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Specialist in internal medicine and rheumatology Hamburg, Dr. Ebel

Dr. med. Joachim Ebel
Specialist in Internal Medicine
and Rheumatology

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MEDIZINICUM Dr. Schieweck Rheumatologist Specialist

Dr. med. A. Schieweck-Güsmer
Specialist in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Dr. Panzer Rheumatism Specialist Hamburg

Dr Bettina Panzer
Specialist in Internal Medicine,
Nephrology, Rheumatology

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MEDIZINICUM Prof. Dr. Schnabel Internist & Rheumatism Expert

PD Dr. med. A. Schnabel
Specialist in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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MEDIZINICUM Dr Weissbarth-Riedel Internist & Rheumatism Specialist

Dr Elisabeth Weißbarth-Riedel
Specialist in paediatric and adolescent medicine, paediatric rheumatology (paediatric rheumatology)

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Locations & Contact

Radiology Stephansplatz Othmarschen Nienstedten Eidelstedt Niendorf New rampart Bergedorf
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