Department of clinical immunology and rheumatology
In the AMC on the outpatient clinic of the department of clinical immunology and rheumatology we see a lot of patients with sarcoidosis and involvement of the joints and other organ systems. During your visit of our outpatient clinic we will try to evaluate your complaints and to give you advice concerning diagnostics and treatment options. The AMC is an university hospital. Therefore, it can occur that you will be initially seen by a medical intern ('coassistent') or a resident (specialist in training). By doing the anamnesis and physical examination themeselves they learn how to perform the profession. They are supervised by an experienced medical specialist, who will (if necessary) repeat part of the examinations and will discuss the next steps in the diagnostic process or treatment. On follow-up appointments you will most frequently be seen by a resident. You can find the clinical immunology and rheumatology outpatient clinic in the outpatient clinic building on level Q2. We will regularly perform blood tests. Blood will be withdrawn at the 'laboratorium bloedafname' on Q0.
We are a tertiary referral center for patients with sarcoidosis. Healthcare for patients with sarcoidosis can be complex. Therefore, our opinion is that care for these patients with severe manifestations of the disease should be performed preferably in a few specialised hospitals. We want to improve Healthcare for these patients. Part of this is a specialized outpatient clinic for sarcoidosis patients with a multidisciplinary approach. Additionally, we run various scientific research projects, aimed at improving the diagnostic process and treatment of this disease. Below you can find more information on the department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, who we are, what kind of research we are conducting and how you can refer patients to us.