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Treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

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Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis
 from  2019
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment
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Neurological rehabilitation Phase C
 from  540

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Neurology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis
10259
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment
15923

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
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis
7433
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment
11492

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
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis
7736
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment
11819

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
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis
5220 help4420
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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
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis
8172
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment
12454

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of General Neurology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis
7371
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment
11419

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Neurology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis
9326
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment
14644

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Neurology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis
7414
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment
11363

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Neurology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis
8116
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment
12431

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Neurology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
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Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment
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University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Neurology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis
7002
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment
10868

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Neurology and Epileptology

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis
7797
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment
11991

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Neurology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis
9314
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment
14642

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Neurology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis
7423
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment
11415

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Neurology

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis
7721
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment
11714

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Neurology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis
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Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment
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About the disease

Spinal muscular atrophy is a rare hereditary disorder that causes nerve cells, known as motor neurons, to be lost due to muscle wastage. This genetic condition can develop if a baby inherits an altered gene (SMN1) from both parents. In severe cases, spinal muscular atrophy can be fatal if it progresses very rapidly. It is the most common cause of genetic death in infancy. Since this disease causes extreme muscle weakness, including the internal muscles that are responsible for breathing and swallowing, it can cause recurrent respiratory diseases, including pneumonia.

The onset of symptoms generally starts during childhood (from the age of 6 months), but in some cases it may only start to manifest itself in the third decade of adulthood. Life expectancy is usually normal in children who develop spinal muscular atrophy after the age of 12 months. However, they may still suffer from muscle weakness and respiratory problems, which will require regular monitoring by a doctor.

Symptoms

  • Muscle weakness
  • Weak muscle tone
  • Weak reflexes in the muscles or their lack thereof in severe cases
  • Respiratory problems
  • Difficulty swallowing or crying loudly

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will check the child’s reflexes, muscle strength and mobility.
  • The doctor will also listen to the child’s lungs. Children with spinal muscular atrophy usually cry very quietly. In adults, extreme muscle weakness is the main manifestation of spinal muscular atrophy.
  • An electromyogram is a diagnostic test that can help to identify muscle denervation associated with spinal muscular atrophy.
  • Genetic testing can determine whether or not both parents are carriers of the SMN1 gene, which causes spinal muscular atrophy.

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment, including the prescription of Nusinersen, can be very effective. This drug is administered by injection into the central nervous system.
  • Various orthotic devices can be used to assist mobility if the patient has problems with walking.
  • Respiratory care is also important, to avoid infections and problems with swallowing.

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda IvanisovaDr. Farrukh Ahmed




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