2. Guide for Visitors
  3. Department of Sensory, Cutaneous and Motor Organ Medicine -


Specialized medical services

KATAYAMA Ichiro Director of Dermatology

Director of Dermatology

In Dermatology, all of the dermatologic diseases are treated; in particular, specialized and advanced medical care services are carefully provided to patients with skin allergy, including atopic dermatitis, rheumatic diseases, lymphoma, skin ulcers, psoriasis, alopecia, drug eruption, vitiligo and autoimmune bullous dermatosis, as well as genodermatosis, including tuberous sclerosis, congenital dyskeratosis and epidermolysis bullosa.
Outpatient care services are provided to patients with atopic dermatitis, some of whom may be admitted to our hospital to investigate the cause of aggravated eczema and educational hospitalization. In relationship with our affiliated hospitals, Dermatology serves as a regional designated hospital to treat patients with atopic dermatitis in the areas around Osaka.
Among rheumatic diseases, we determine the pathogenesis of photosensitivity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and provide treatment, and scleroderma and Sjogren’s syndrome are diagnosed and treated with steroid drugs and/or immunosuppressive agents.


Comprehensive medical care services using aggravation factor searches, and sweating function and skin barrier function evaluation are provided to patients with allergic skin diseases, including atopic dermatitis and urticaria.
A screening test for identifying causal agents for drug eruption and the next-generation lymphocyte transformation test for closer insights into its pathological conditions have been established and applied in the diagnosis of severe drug eruption. A specialist clinic for vitiligo vulgaris has been formed, and the most advanced therapy is proactively done using narrowband UVB and the Excimer Laser. Comprehensive management for malignant skin tumors, including malignant melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma is implemented, and patients with a hematologic tumor, where the primary lesion is in the skin, are diagnosed and treated in a newly-formed specialist clinic for lymphoma. This clinic plans therapeutic strategies.
Until now, no effective treatment for angiofibroma associated with tuberous sclerosis has been established. Against this background, we verified that the local application of rapamycin improves the pathological conditions of angiofibroma, and are making careful preparations for its clinical application.
We have started a clinical study on the effects of human Sendai virus vectors on malignant melanoma at the advanced stage.

Considerations in referring your patients to Dermatology

All new patients must consult a doctor who provides examinations for first-time patients for their first examination (excluding alopecia clinic which accepts first-time patients).
The patients are referred to our specialist clinic only if necessary.


Guide for Visitors
Outpatient consultation days
Monday to Friday
Non-consultation days
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays
New Year’s Holidays:
Dec. 29 to Jan. 3
Consultation times
First visit: 8:30 am to 11:00 am

First-time visitors to Osaka University Hospital must have a referral from a physician.

Revisit: 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Revisit with appointment: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

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