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Department of dermatology and allergology

Dr. med. Andreas Kruppa
dermatology, allergology

About the department

The department of dermatology and allergology at PAN Clinic Cologne provides the full spectrum of diagnoses and treatments of skin diseases, allergies, sexually transmitted infections and oncological diseases. In addition to outpatient surgical interventions, the department also carries out immunomodulatory and photodynamic therapy in tumour treatment. The department of dermatology and allergology is a cooperation partner of the skin tumour centre of the Cologne University Hospital and a member of the Center for Integrated Oncology Cologne Bonn. The department has state-of-art equipment such as multiple lasers and analogue light systems. Highly qualified doctors use modern methods and techniques following national and international standards.

The department takes care of all diseases of the skin, the adjacent mucous membranes (oral mucosa, genital mucosa, anal mucosa) and the skin appendages (hair, nails). These include both inflammatory and infectious, genetic and allergic skin diseases. One of the main directions of the department is oncological diseases of the skin. Doctors pay special attention to preventive measures and early detection of symptoms. Skin cancer and its precursors can be treated with various options, including surgical, photodynamic, laser, and drug-based tumour therapy. Also, the department uses the latest methods to treat allergological diseases, such as specific immunotherapy (SIT).

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Malignant skin tumours 
  • Acute and chronic inflammatory skin diseases (eczema and psoriasis)
  • Bacterial and viral skin diseases (folliculitis, herpes)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (genital warts, syphilis)
  • Hair diseases 
  • Allergies (hay fever)

Diagnostic procedures:

  • Patient's history 
  • Physical exam
  • Skin prick tests
  • Specific IgE antibody tests
  • Epicutaneous tests (patch tests) (to identify which substances may be causing a delayed-type allergic reaction)
  • Dermatoscopy (allows the in vivo evaluation of colours and microstructures of the epidermis, the dermo-epidermal junction)
  • Biopsy with histology 
  • Other diagnostic procedures 

Treatment options:

  • Dermatological laser therapy
  • Skin cancer prevention, including computer-assisted video microscopy
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Ambulatory Operations
  • Drug therapy for tumours
  • Wart treatment with wIRA technology
  • Medical-dermatological cosmetics
  • Aesthetic dermatology (Botox, fillers, thread lifting)
  • Radiofrequency wrinkle treatment
  • ICON spider vein laser
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1987 Abitur, basic military service as a paramedic 
  • 1988-1995 studies at the University of Cologne human medicine

Experience

  • 01.06.2000 resident specialist at Hohenstaufenring in Cologne
  • July 2010 foundation of a branch practice with Dr. Larsen for dermatology and laser therapy at the PAN Klinik 
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