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Transition consultation hour

Transition consultation hour

From child to adult rheumatism

With a much more sensitive diagnosis, an increasing number of rheumatic diseases can be diagnosed today.
Due to the improved and earlier therapy (so-called "window of opportunity") a remission or low disease activity can be achieved in many affected patients.
In young adulthood, patients often enjoy good health, complete vocational training and start a family.
However, some of those affected suffer from late effects of the disease or immunosuppressive therapy. On the other hand, reactivation of the underlying disease can occur even many years after successful treatment. Therefore, a regular medical consultation is necessary in the long term. While care in childhood and adolescence is provided in the paediatric clinic, in young adulthood medical issues are increasingly added to the scope of duties of internal medicine.
In order to ensure the maintenance of remission or low disease activity during the transition and to take into account age- and disease-specific to answer questions adequately, we offer an interdisciplinary Consultation hours of the Pediatric and  Adolescent Clinic and Medical Clinic 3 - Rheumatology and Immunology.

In our interdisciplinary consultation hours we offer:

  • Planning and supervision of interdisciplinary specialist medical care
  • Coordination and continuation of targeted diagnostics and therapy
  • Advice on labour and social law issues
  • Offers of psychological counselling
  • Support and promotion of personal responsibility

Your contact:

Kinder- und Jugendklinik - Rheumatological Outpatient clinic
Management: Dr. med. Tobias Krickau

Department of Internal Medicine 3 - Rheumatology and Immunology
Head: Prof. Dr. med. univ. Georg Schett

Hochschulambulanz / Outpatient clinic
Senior consultant: Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Distler
Senior Physician: PD Dr. med. Jürgen Rech

Appointments

By telephone via the rheumatological outpatient clinic of the paediatric clinic

Phone: 09131 85-36090

or by e-mail:
tobias.krickau@uk-erlangen.de

Office hours:
by appointment