What does an autoimmune disease do in the body?
In an autoimmune disease, the immune system fights against the body's own cells and tissues. The autoimmune reaction can be limited to a specific organ or affect the whole body, i.e. several organ systems, and can have corresponding effects on the skin.
The first step: the right diagnosis
We carry out very broad-based diagnostic tests on patients with symptoms that indicate an autoimmune disease - if necessary, cooperation with our other departments and thus also with our specialists within the respective disciplines is guaranteed.
For patients who have already been diagnosed, we can use special diagnostic procedures to classify the respective disease by differential diagnosis and recommend the best possible adapted therapy.
Effective therapies - relief of symptoms
Among other things, we apply individual therapy concepts from the field of immunosuppression, with which the complaints can be alleviated - both acting directly on the affected area (locally) and acting over the entire organism (systemically).
In the meantime, three new processes have proven to be excellent:
- Extracorporeal photopheresis