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Comprehensive Center for Inflammation Medicine

The Comprehensive Center for Inflammation Medicine is a outpatient clinic for inflammation diseases at the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, which allows through a collaboration between different specialists the best possible patient care.

With combined expertise in optimal patient care and prevention

The comprehensive approach of the Inflammation Research Excellence Cluster means also optimal care for the patients. That is why, in May 2009, the Cluster opened the first inflammation clinic (CCIM) in Kiel, and soon after there was a further clinic added in Lübeck. The facilities are one of a kind in Germany: patients with multiple, sometimes non-specific inflammatory diseases find all specialists at one place in the CCIM, from internists, gastroenterologists, dermatologists, pulmonologists and cardiologists to neurologists, rheumatologists or dentists.

Comprehensive approach and customized treatment

Concentrated competence: at each site, the patients have more than twenty physicians of different specialties available. Together, they appraise the patient, conduct examinations and make the diagnosis. The patients are discussed in so-called case conferences: weekly, sometimes even several times a week, the medical specialists meet and hold interdisciplinary discussions about the patients’ cases. They remain in close and regular contact with the basic researchers of the Excellence Cluster, who conduct additional genetic investigations in complicated cases. The treatment decision is made jointly by all the specialists. Patients therefore always have the benefit of the latest medical knowledge in the treatment and care of inflammations.

The clinics are open to all patients from throughout Germany and abroad, who suffer from the chronic inflammation of at least one organ.

Further Information

Comprehensive Center for Inflammation Medicine
University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein – Kiel Campus
Arnold-Heller-Straße 3
24105 Kiel, Germany
Telephone Kiel: +49 (0)431 500 22337 or -22213


Comprehensive Center for Inflammation Medicine
University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein – Lübeck Campus
Ratzeburger Allee 160
23538 Lübeck, Germany
phone Lübeck: +49 (0)451 500 41620

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Comprehensive Center for Inflammation Medicine

Photographer: Dieter Herrmann