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Best hospitals and doctors for multiple sclerosis treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

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University Hospital Essen

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Essen

Department of Neurology

The Essen University Hospital is a leading medical center of Europe, where 27 departments and 24 institutes provide their top-class services. The Hospital offers high-quality medical services in such fields as oncology (The West German Cancer Center), transplantation medicine (the West German Transplant Center), as well as cardi
Multiple sclerosis diagnosis
2094
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of multiple sclerosis
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Beta Klinik Bonn

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Neurology and Epileptology

Beta Klinik is a modern hospital which consists of 30 specialized departments. The hospital is equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment of the university level. The operating rooms, an intensive care unit and the rehabilitation center correspond to the highest standards. It also concerns highly qualified physicians of the ho
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2089
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of multiple sclerosis
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University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Neurology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
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2313
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Bundeswehr Academic Hospital Berlin

10/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Neurology

The Bundeswehr Academic Hospital Berlin is a modern medical facility that offers first-class medical care in the field of emergency care, traumatology, urology, internal medicine, surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, nuclear medicine and other focuses. The hospital has 15 specialized departments, medical teams of which guarantee th
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Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10
location_onIsrael, Tel Aviv

Department of Neurology

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.  Today the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is a huge multid
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2320
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Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Neurology

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital has gained wide recognition. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university medical center in Europe. With more than 100 c
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3530
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Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Primus Super Speciality Hospital is a state-of-the-art multispecialty hospital located in New Delhi, which is the heart of India’s capital. It has been designed and constructed using the most advanced medical technology from all around the world. The infrastructure of the hospital and the quiet environment contribute to fa
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Medipol Mega University Hospital Istanbul

8/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

The Department of Neurology

Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul is the largest, leading hospital in Turkey with a broad range of medical services. Thanks to the highly qualified medical staff, the state-of-the-art medical technology and a special well-being ambience, the Hospital enjoys an excellent reputation in both national and international ar
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University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Neurology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
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2205
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of multiple sclerosis
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University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of General Neurology

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis. Highly profession
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Diagnosis and conservative treatment of multiple sclerosis
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University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Neurology

The University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden provides top-class medical care. As the Hospital of maximum care, it covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine. The University Hospital includes departments and polyclinics, interdisiciplinary centers and institutes, which maintain tight cooperation with clinical and theoreti
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University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Neurology

With its 34 clinics, 25 institutes and five multidisciplinary units covers the University Hospital Aachen not only the entire spectrum of medicine, but also it offers a patient- oriented medical care and nursing, medical education and research of international level. The University Hospital RWTH Aachen is included in t
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University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Neurology

The Heidelberg University Hospital is one of the largest medical centers in Germany. The Faculty of Medicine of the Heidelberg University has the worldwide renowned biomedical research institutions in Europe. Hospital and Faculty strive together for the goal to develop innovative diagnostics and therapy and implement this techni
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University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Neurology

University Hospital Erlangen is one of the leading university hospitals in Bavaria and offers advanced medicine, characterized by a tight integration of patient care with university research and teaching. It pursues a very innovative concept. The research results in Erlangen set new standards in the prevention, diagnosis and tre
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University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Neurology

The University Hospital Würzburg has been an institution of public law since 2006. It supports the Faculty of Medicine in its research and teaching. As the center of maximum medical care, the University Hospital provides its services to the region with 1,5 million people. The patients from far more distant regions and from
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University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Neurology

The University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg (UKGM) offers medical care, modern diagnosis and comprehensive treatment at the advanced international level. As a maximum care hospital, the UKGM covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology up to trauma surgery and dentistry. The hospital is mainly focu
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About the disease

Multiple sclerosis is an illness of immune system when the protective sheath covering nerves, causes problems between the brain stems and other parts of the body. It is also known in medical circles as demyelinating disease because the sheath which surrounds the cells gets damaged and consequently nerve endings also become dysfunctional. Ultimately nerves damage themselves, and this process is irreversible. There is no remedy for multiple sclerosis, only medicine and other treatment options which can alleviate the symptoms and slow down the progression of the demyelinating disease. Symptoms of this disease can be different depending on the extent, location and severity of the nervous system disruption. In severe cases, patients who were primarily diagnosed with demyelinating disease can even lose the ability to walk and talk. Detecting multiple sclerosis is difficult in the early stages. Usually they appear at the age between 25 to 45. Very rarely the disease occurs in people older than 50 years. Female population suffers from demyelinating disease twice more often than men. White people, especially those who were primarily born in the Northern part of Europe, are at the highest risk of developing demyelinating disease. The lowest risk of demyelinating disease is among those who were born in Asia, Africa or America. This disease occurs mostly in the Europe with 60 people per 200,000 population having it. Demyelinating disease is much more widespread in Scandinavia and New Zealand. Overall multiple sclerosis prognosis is favorable, because usually people who have it can lead the normal lifestyle regardless of its type.  

Multiple sclerosis causes

The exact and researched causes of demyelinating disease are unknown. It is believed that demyelinating disease is an autoimmune illness, which practically means that the immune system paradoxically destroys its own tissues. In multiple sclerosis, the sheath, a special layer that covers, protects and supports the nerve endings of the brain cord, destroys itself. When myelin sheath is damaged or even destroyed, transmission of impulses that flow along the nerves can be slowed down or blocked. The reason for that may be a complex combination of such common factors as genetic predisposition and childhood infections, which can provoke demyelinating disease. Some viruses are associated with multiple sclerosis. Barr- Epstein virus can trigger the development of demyelinating disease.

Overall multiple sclerosis causes are:

  • Viral infections in childhood
  • Toxins
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Full combination of the above

Usually multiple mutations of genes provoke the immunological disease. It was not yet confirmed if multiple genes mutations are the direct cause of demyelinating disease, but doctors strive to research this issue.   

Symptoms

  • Numbness, weakness, pain of one, two or even more extremities
  • Partial or almost complete loss of vision in one eye. It is often accompanied by pain in the eye
  • Blurred contours
  • Sensations of electric shock under certain head movements
  • Nervous tremors
  • Problems with movement coordination
  • Uncertain gait
  • Increased fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Prickle
  • Problems with urination
  • Dizziness

Diagnosis

There are no special tests or diagnostics for the detection of multiple sclerosis. Diagnosis is solely based on exclusion of other diseases of the nerve system that might cause similar symptoms.

  • If there is any suspicion that a patient of multiple sclerosis, blood test is done to check for presence of other infection or inflammation of nerve endings.
  • A doctor can also perform lumbar puncture, during which a little amount of spinal fluid is removed from the lower spine for thorough laboratory analysis. Testing of this sample can detect abnormalities of demyelinating disease, such as abnormal and excessive levels of antibodies. This method also allows to see if there are other diseases that have neurological dysfunctions similar to multiple sclerosis symptoms.
  • Magnetic imaging (MRI) produces detailed images of internal organs by magnetic field. MRI can reveal nerve endings lesions that indicate damage in the brain and spinal cord. 

Treatment

Treatment is generally aimed at combating attacks and providing symptoms relief. Some of the symptoms are so minor that patients do not require treatment. During the remission when a person does not have any symptoms, treatment also not necessary. It is an attack, that can be quite dangerous.

  • Usually doctors prescribe drugs intravenously to reduce the inflammation, which is exacerbated during the attack. Side effects can manifest themselves in the form of high blood pressure, mood swings and weight gain. Long-term use can cause vision illness, high blood sugar and increased risk of viral infections. That`s why people who are prescribed with such drugs need always check at doctors`s to see if there are any deteriorations with vision and blood sugar level.
  • Plasmapheresis. The method is similar to dialysis, because technically it separates the blood cells from the plasma, which is the liquid part of blood. Such plasma exchange is sometimes used to help cure severe symptoms of multiple sclerosis, when patients do not respond to steroids which are assigned intravenously.
  • Lymph node irradiation. The total exposure of the lymph nodes to irradiation is mostly used as a treatment for malignant tumors. Sometimes it can be used as a treatment for autoimmune diseases, including Hodgkin's disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Sometimes irradiation of lymph nodes is the only choice that doctors have because patient`s condition may be resistant to other therapies. In addition, this method of treatment option can create a long-term immunosuppression with an absolute decrease in the number of lymphocytes. In that way  person with multiple sclerosis will not feel as much pain in joints as they used to during the attack.
  • Doctors can prescribe immunosuppressants as well. They can be harmful to the heart and recent studies showed that immunosuppression can contribute to the development of blood cancers such as leukemia. So they are used only in severe cases, when it is necessary. Also doctors recommend patients with multiple sclerosis to undergo the physiotherapy. A physical therapist can teach a patient how to stretch the muscles, so that they will not cause pain. Also such exercises can contribute to the strengthening of muscles.



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