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List of doctors for skin and venereal diseases
Dr. med. Heidi Dotterer-Rieg
Treatment focus Skin and venereal diseases
Information on the department of skin and venereal diseases
What is dermatology?
Dermatology describes a field of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of skin diseases. The specialist in dermatology and venereology also covers the field of sexually transmitted diseases and allergic diseases. The term dermatology is derived from the Greek: derma for "skin" and logos for "teaching".
What diseases are diagnosed and treated by dermatologists?
For overview purposes, diseases that dermatologists deal with can be classified as follows:
In autoimmune diseases, the body's own immune system is directed against certain ties of the body. The causes are still unclear.
– Autoimmune dermatoses, bullous – autoimmune progesterone dermatitis in pregnancy – vitiligo – alopecia areata – lichen sclerosus et atrophicus – lichen planus – lupus erythematosus – dermatomyositis Scleroderma
Under normal circumstances, the skin serves as a barrier between the body and the environment, preventing the entry of pathogens. However, if an injury, such as an incision or puncture, occurs, bacteria can enter the skin and cause infections.
– Cellulitis – Erysipelas – Skin abscess – Folliculitis – Boils and carbuncles – Erythrasma – Hidradenitis suppurativa – Impetigo and ecthyma – Lymphadenitis Lymphangitis
– Necrotizing subcutaneous infection – Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome
Sexually transmitted infections:
This group of infectious diseases is transmitted through sexual contact (oral sex, vaginal and anal sex) and is therefore particularly common in young people who are sexually active.
– Syphilis (Lues) – Gonorrhoea – Ulcus molle – Lymphogranuloma venereum – Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) – Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) – Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) – Chlamydia – Trichomonads – Fungus infestation
In dermatology, fungi are divided into three groups: filamentous fungi, molds and yeasts. These can either affect the skin, mucous membrane and skin appendages such as hair and nails, or systemically affect the entire body. Most cases of systemic fungal disease are opportunistic diseases that occur in immunocompromised individuals. Tumor diseases of the skin can also be divided into benign tumors. Distinguish malignant (malignant) tumors. Benign tumors grow slowly and adhere to cell boundaries, while malignant tumors are characterized by rapid growth, displacement of neighboring structures, and spread to other regions of the body.
Malignant skin tumors :
– Squamous cell carcinoma (spinalioma) – Basal cell carcinoma – Malignant melanoma – Mycosis fungoides
Benign skin tumors :
– Moles – Seborrheic keratosis – Lipomas – Fibromas – Port-wine stain – Keloid
Therapeutic options in dermatology
In dermatology, there are options to treat conservatively either superficially or systemically. Creams, ointments, gels, powders and shampoos are used for superficial treatment. The selection is made taking into account the body site. Local inflammation met. For systemic therapy, drugs in the form of tablets are usually prescribed.
Parasitic and fungal infections can be treated conservatively. In the case of pure skin infestation, superficial therapy is sufficient. In case of sexually transmitted diseases caused by bacteria can be treated by taking antibiotics. Viral diseases of this type are treated with antiviral drugs.
Autoimmune diseases are an expression of a false excessive immune response and are therefore treated with immunosuppressive and immunomodulating drugs. These include agents such as tacrolimus, primecrolimus, ciclosporin, and agents from the steroids and retinoids group. Furthermore, photochemotherapy (PUVA) can be used. The skin is treated with psoralen. Subsequently irradiated with UV-A light.
In patients with skin tumors, the primary goal is the complete removal of the degenerated tie. There are different methods for this. One of them is surgical excision. The tumor is cut out of the healthy skin with a safety margin. Then examined by a pathologist under a microscope. Another option is kyrotherapy. The diseased tie is iced with liquid nitrogen so that the diseased cells are destroyed and the tumor "dies". In a few cases, radiotherapy can also be used. High-energy radiation is directed at the tumor, causing tumor cells to be damaged and also perish. For superficial basal cell carcinoma, as well as actinic keratosis, the new method of photodynamic therapy (PDT) can be considered. First, treated with a special drug that makes the diseased tie more sensitive to light. The area is then irradiated with low-energy light. In the case of inoperable or disseminated tumors, chemotherapy may be necessary.
Which doctors and clinics dermatology specialists?
The specialists for skin diseases are specialists in dermatology and venereology. These specialists have completed five years of training in the fields of general dermatology, operative surgery, dermato-oncology, and allergology. Dermatologists work in clinics for dermatology (and allergology), where patients are cared for as outpatients or inpatients, or contribute to outpatient care as physicians in private practice.
We help you to find an expert for your disease. All listed doctors and clinics have been checked by us for their outstanding specialization in the field of skin and venereal diseases and are awaiting your inquiry or treatment request.
Where can I find an experienced dermatologist?
At PRIMO MEDICO you will find only experienced specialists and clinics for dermatology in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Currently, you can find recognized experts in the following cities with us:
dermatologists in Germany:
Skin and venereal diseases Frankfurt
Mainz skin and venereal diseases
Skin and venereal diseases Frankfurt
Skin and venereal diseases Karlsruhe
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