The ERN Skin deals with rare and complex skin diseases. The ERN Skin brings together 56 expert centers from 18 EU member states with different focal points and is coordinated by the Necker Enfants Malades Hospital (France). Prof. Kathrin Giehl, Center for Rare and Genetic Skin Diseases at the Department of Dermatology and Allergology. The center is represented in the ERN skin in particular with its expertise in ichthyosis, palmoplantar keratoses and bullous autoimmune diseases, but also offers the care of other genodermatoses, rare hair diseases, autoinflammatory diseases, mastocytosis, collagenoses, cutaneous lymphomas and rare skin tumors.
European Reference Networks (ERN) are associations of highly specialized clinics in Europe funded by the European Union, which are intended to provide the best possible cross-border diagnostics and therapy for patients with rare diseases, the implementation and harmonization of care standards and the facilitation of translational and clinical research. After an extensive application and testing process, the positively evaluated European Reference Networks were announced on December 15, 2016 by the European Reference Network Board of Member States. The official inauguration of the networks took place in Vilnius, Lithuania, at the beginning of March.
Prof. Dr. Kathrin Giehl
Source: Pressemitteilung KUM