Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

Essen, Germany


Diagnosis and conservative treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als) (program ID: 182189)


Peter Berlit

Prof. Dr. med.

Peter Berlit

Department of Neurology

Specialized in: neurology

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The focal areas of the Department of Neurology with the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology in the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Peter Berlit, are the treatment and therapy of acute strokes, the care of patients with neuroimmunology diseases (especially with multiple sclerosis), the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral-neurological diseases (especially inflammatory polyneuropathies such as GBS and CIDP) as well as of the neuro-autonomic function diagnostics.

Another area of focus is the diagnosis of obscure causes of strokes in younger patients. The department possesses special experience in the diagnosis of cerebral vasculitides and non-inflammatory cerebral vasopathies (moyamoya disease, Sneddon’s syndrome) and their differential diagnoses (reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome). The department also has vast experience in the treatment for epilepsy and Parkinson’s syndrome.

The Department of Neurology with the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology in the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Peter Berlit, offers the following range of services for treating:

  • Clinical neurophysiology
  • Diagnosis and therapy of strokes (Certified Stroke Unit)
  • Brain and the spinal marrow diseases, in particular inflammations in the area of the brain, cerebral membranes and cerebral vessels as well as brain tumors
  • Recognised MS Center of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, DMSG
  • Parkinson’s syndrome: medication and invasive treatments
  • Epilepsy – seizure disorders
  • Drop attacks and unconscious states with obscure causes – syncope diagnosis with the tilt table
  • Diagnosis and therapy of diseases of peripheral nerves (polyneuropathies)
  • Treatment of the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other motor disorders
  • Neuro-urology
  • Physical therapy
  • Outpatient neurological rehabilitation
  • Management of the interdisciplinary Neuro Centre

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • neurological and psychological status examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • hiv antibodies
    • wasserman reaction
    • tumor marker
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • cerebrospinal fluid examination
  • CT/ MRI
  • myelography
  • muscle biopsy
  • molecular genetic analysis
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations
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