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Pediatric Outpatient Clinic

Our paediatric immunology department is a contact point for children with disorders of the immune system. If the immune system is diseased, medicine refers to this as immunodeficiency. Patients with such diseases often suffer from more frequent, more severe or unusual infections. Another important task of the immune system is to control immune responses. If immune reactions are uncontrolled or excessive, unclear fever, chronic swelling of the lymph nodes or spleen, autoimmune diseases or chronic inflammation may be present independently of infections.

Consultation hours for children

Monday 8:30 - 12:30 Immunodeficiency, suceptibility to infections, unexplained fever
Tuesday 14:00 - 16:30 Immunodeficiency, suceptibility to infections, unexplained fever
Wednesday 14:00 - 16:30 Immunodeficiency, suceptibility to infections, unexplained fever

Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • Health insurance card
  • Two transfer forms (Überweisungsscheine) from your doctor
  • Your child’s yellow “Child Health Record booklet” (Untersuchungsheft)
  • Vaccination booklet
  • Any discharge letters, medical reports, x-rays that you have (please send in advance by fax or post)

We offer all available therapy options for patients with immunodeficiencies:

  • Diagnostics and therapy of immunodeficiencies
  • Diagnostics and therapy of immunological diseases
  • Diagnostics and therapy of periodic fever syndromes
  • Performance of subcutaneous immunoglobulin therapy incl. training
  • Implementation of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy
  • Bone marrow/stem cell transplantation
  • New forms of therapy for immunodeficiencies (in studies)

  • Genetic counselling for immunodeficiencies
  • Vaccination counselling in immunodeficiency
  • Consultation on external patients
  • Second opinions

  • Transition to adult consultation after reaching the age of majority
  • Cooperation with social workers and psychologists
  • Cooperation with all paediatric disciplines

Some immunodeficiencies are characterised by reduced antibody formation, which can lead to increased susceptibility to infections. In these forms of immunodeficiency diseases, part of the therapy is the replacement of the missing antibodies. There are two possible forms of this antibody replacement therapy

  • Giving/infusion of the antibodies via the vein (intravenous) - on a day-care basis in the day ward
  • Giving/infusion of the antibodies into the subcutaneous fatty tissue (subcutaneous) - in home therapy.

For subcutaneous immunoglobulin administration, we offer extensive training for patients, parents and families, so that independent treatment at home is possible afterwards.


Medical Center - University of Freiburg
Center for Chronic Immunodeficiency /
Center for Pediatrics
Mathildenstraße 1
79106 Freiburg


Henrike Ritterbusch
Pediatric Nurse
Phone: +49 (0)761 270-45240
Fax: +49 (0)761 270-45990

Andrea Pflüger
Pediatric Nurse

In case of emergency or outside office hours contact the hospital operator at for referral at +49 (0)761 270-43000.