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DKD HELIOS Clinic Wiesbaden

location_on Wiesbaden, Germany
9.2/10 from 5 Votes

Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment (program ID: 302450)

Till Sprenger

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Till Sprenger

Specialized in: neurology

Department of Neurology

The Department of Neurology at the HELIOS hospital DKD Wiesbaden, with its outpatient, day hospital and inpatient diagnostic and therapeutic options and its interdisciplinary team, provides ideal conditions for the diagnosis and treatment of various neurological diseases. An additional laboratory investigations of the Department of Neurology covers the entire spectrum of neurological diagnostics.

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Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • neurological examination:
    • somatosensory evoked potentials
    • reflexes
    • muscle strength
    • muscle tone
    • senses of touch and sight
    • coordination
    • balance
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • enzyme tests
    • inflammation indicators
    • BSG
    • creatine kinase (CK)
    • immunoelectrophoresis
    • vitamin B12, vitamin D
    • thyroid parameters
    • parathormone
    • genetic testing for bi-allelic deletion
      of exon 7 of the SMN1 gene
  • electromyography (EMG)
  • brain and neck CT/ MRI
  • muscle biopsy if indicated
  • X-ray of the chest
  • CSF puncture with nervous water examination
  • cerebrovascular doppler ultrasound
  • consultation of related specialists
  • symptomatic specific treatment (the cost of Nusinersen is not included)
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • control examinations
  • full hospital accommodation
  • developing of further guidance
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