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Polio: Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

This page shows the best clinics for the treatment of "Polio". Our rating of healthcare facilities is formed according to the official data on the quality of rendered services. You can contact us for help in choosing the clinic suitable for your medical case. Our service managers will contact the representatives of the chosen medical institution, reserve both hospital place and make a doctor's appointment for you. Also, we will accompany you at all stages of your treatment - from assistance in obtaining a visa to transfer from the clinic to the airport.

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Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

The Schwabing Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Diagnostics of Polio
2245
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements.

Diagnostics of Polio
2396
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

With more than 36,000 patients annually and 1,000 beds, the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen is one of the largest clinics in Munich.

Diagnostics of Polio
2465
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Neukölln Hospital is the maximum care hospital and one of the largest healthcare facilities in Berlin.   There are more than 20 specialized departments and centers, including pediatric departments. In total, the hospital has 1,200 beds.

Diagnostics of Polio
2539
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Vivantes Am Urban Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Am Urban Hospital is an academic clinic at the Charité University Hospital. Many departments of the hospital are recognized for their outstanding medical and patient care services.

Diagnostics of Polio
2469
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Auguste-Victoria Hospital, has special expertise and received international recognition in the field of Urology, especially in the treatment of prostate cancer and also Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology and other directions.

Diagnostics of Polio
2529
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Hospital Gummersbach Oberberg

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

The Hospital Gummersbach Oberberg offers patients a wide range of medical services. It is staffed by highly qualified doctors and medical staff who take care of the patients' health 24 hours a day. The main task of the hospital is to provide medical treatment and care meeting all the patients’ needs.

Diagnostics of Polio
2174
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Gummersbach

St. Anna Hospital Herne

9.5/10 from 7 Votes

The St. Anna Hospital Herne belongs to the St.  Elisabeth Group - Catholic clinics Rhine/Ruhr. The Hospital is equipped with modern high-tech equipment and offers innovative treatment techniques.

Diagnostics of Polio
2281
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Herne

Academic Hospital Hildesheim

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

The Academic Hospital Hildesheim is a specialized medical facility and an academic teaching hospital of the Hannover Medical School. The hospital offers high quality diagnostics and comprehensive, interdisciplinary medical care.

Diagnostics of Polio
2221
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hildesheim

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10 from 35 Votes

The University Hospital Giessen and Marburg (UKGM) offers medical care, modern diagnosis and comprehensive treatment at the modern 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.

Diagnostics of Polio
2280
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Giessen

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10 from 150 Votes

The University Hospital Bonn was founded on 1st January 2001 as a public law institution. It was founded on the site of the former departments of the Medical University.  The University Hospital provides medical care, modern highly effective medicine and plays a part in the public health care.

Diagnostics of Polio
2601
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Bonn
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University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)

9.2/10 from 40 Votes

The Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is a center of high-end medicine, medical innovation and medical and technical progress, which enables an individual and safe patient care.

Diagnostics of Polio
2779
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10 from 55 Votes

The University Hospital Tubingen - abbreviation UHT - is a modern center of high-quality university medicine, research and teaching. As a clinic of maximum care, UHT is also known far beyond the region. For the city and the district of Tubingen the University Hospital Tubingen functions as a district hospital.

Diagnostics of Polio
2414
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Tuebingen

Academic Hospital Harlaching Munich

9.2/10 from 32 Votes

The Academic Hospital Harlaching is an emergency medical care facility offering top-class service. With about 700 beds, the hospital treats about 32,000 patients every year.

Diagnostics of Polio
2297
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

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.

Diagnostics of Polio
3802
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

St. Joseph Hospital Haan

9/10 from 23 Votes

The St. Joseph Hospital Haan, which is part of the Kplus Hospital Group, has a long history. Today it is a specialized medical center of interregional importance. The hospital includes five units, three private practices and a large medical nursing school.

Diagnostics of Polio
2263
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Haan

About the disease

Polio, which is an abbreviation of poliomyelitis, is a viral infection that damages the central nervous system. This virus is most common in children younger than 6 years. This infection is highly contagious and can be easily passed from one person to another. In 1988 there was a global polio eradication campaign. As a result, incidences of this disease in the USA and Europe dropped drastically and nowadays there are almost no cases of polio in these regions. Nonetheless, certain Middle Eastern and African countries still suffer from this infection.

In 1952, the disease reached its peak when almost 58,000 people were infected in the USA. Following this epidemic, a vaccine against polio was invented. According to the World Health Organization, the most dangerous complication of polio is permanent paralysis, which affects 1 out of 200 infected people. 95% of people infected with polio do not have symptoms straight away. There are two main types of polio: non-paralytic and paralytic. 1% of all polio cases lead to paralysis of the spinal cord. It is accompanied by severe muscle pain and loss of reflexes. Non-paralytic infection can last up to 10 days, after which symptoms such as muscle pain and joint weakness may endure. These symptoms can be recurrent and appear many years after the initial infection.

Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Weakness
  • Joint pain
  • Sore throat
  • Pain swallowing

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will check the patient’s reflexes and ask him/her to lift their head while lying down, to establish whether they experience any muscle pain. The doctor will also examine the patient’s throat to look for signs of meningitis, which can cause similar symptoms.
  • A cerebrospinal fluid test is also an efficient means of diagnosing polio.

Treatment

  • Sometimes prevention is better than a cure. The most effective treatment of polio is vaccination, which is a routine procedure for the medical care of young children. However, if someone has not been vaccinated against polio and becomes infected, doctors let the infection run its own course, alleviating symptoms as they arise. The patient is kept under close observation, to prevent complications. Special antispasmodic medications can relieve pain in the muscles and joints. 

 




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