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Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis (program ID: 302479)

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

location_on Munich, Germany
10/10 from 40 Votes
Specialized hospital
Marianne Dieterich

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Marianne Dieterich

Specialized in: neurology

The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital of Munich cooperates closely with Friedrich-Baur Institute for Nerve and Muscle Diseases. The director of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Marianne Dieterich.

The outpatient and inpatient care of patients encompasses the full spectrum of neurological diseases. The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital of Munich focuses on stroke, epilepsy, movement disorders, vertigo, neuroinfections, pain and head pain, neurodegenerative diseases and muscle-nerve-diseases. For these treatment options the department has such inpatient special units as the Interdisciplinary stroke center, neurological intensive care station, epilepsy monitoring unit and units for deep brain stimulation as well as vertigo and balance disorders.

The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital of Munich, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Marianne Dieterich, offers the following range of services:

  • Diagnosis and therapy of cerebrovascular diseases
  • Diagnosis and therapy of other neurovascular diseases
  • Diagnosis and therapy of neuroimmunological diseases
  • Diagnosis and therapy of seizure disorders
  • Diagnosis and therapy of malignant brain diseases
  • Diagnosis and therapy of benign brain tumors
  • Diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the meninges
  • Care of patients with neurostimulators for brain stimulation
  • Diagnosis and therapy of system atrophies, which affect the central nervous system
  • Diagnosis and therapy of extrapyramidal diseases and movement disorders
  • Diagnosis and therapy of degenerative diseases of the nervous system
  • Diagnosis and therapy of demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system
  • Diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the nerves, nerve roots and plexus
  • Diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the neuromuscular junction and muscle
  • Diagnosis and therapy of cerebral palsy and other paralytic syndromes
  • Neurological emergency and intensive care medicine
  • Diagnosis and therapy of geriatric diseases
  • Sleep medicine
  • Pain therapy
  • Stroke unit

According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital of Munich ranks among the top German departments specializing in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease!!

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Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • neurological examination:
    • reflexes
    • muscle strength
    • muscle tone
    • senses of touch and sight
    • coordination
    • balance
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical blood test (creatine kinase)
    • inflammation markers (CRP, ESR)
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • hormone test (TSH, parathormone)
    • vitamin test (B12, D)
    • genetic testing (SMN1, SMN2)
  • electroencephalography (EEG)
  • cerebrovascular doppler ultrasound
  • electromyography (EMG)
  • CT/ MRI of head and neck (if indicated clinically,
    additional cost is 650/1200€)
  • muscle biopsy with histological study
    (if indicated clinically, additional cost is 2500€)
  • nursing services
  • treatment by head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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