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News from the department of Dermatology

Latest entry in the department of Dermatology:

Psoriasis (Übersicht)

Psoriasis (Übersicht) History The word "psora" was used in the years 129-99 a.C. by the Greek physician Galen to describe scaly and jcuking skin diseases, whereby no distinction was made between atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, skin tuberculosis or leprosy. Specifically, the English dermatologist Ro...

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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-Universität Bochum, author of more than 30 textbooks and over 700 scientific publications.