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News from the department of Dermatology

Latest entry in the department of Dermatology:

Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans

Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans History The first description was given by Buchwald in Breslau in 1883 under the title: Diffuse idiopathic skin atrophy. Further reports followed in 1886 by Touton, in the same year by Pospelow, in 1895 by Pick (erythromelia) and by I.v.Neumann (erythema neopar...

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Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer


One of Germany's most accomplished dermatologists with decades of expertise in clinical dermatology. Emeritus professor at the Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum, author of more than 30 textbooks and over 700 scientific publications.