Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis (program ID: 302479)
University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Marianne DieterichSpecialized in: neurology
- Initial presentation in the clinic
- clinical history taking
- review of medical records
- neurological examination:
- muscle strength
- muscle tone
- senses of touch and sight
- 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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About the department
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich ranks among the best departments in Germany for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease!
The department offers the full range of modern diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. Of particular interest are diseases, such as stroke, epilepsy, motor disorders, dizziness, neuroinfections, headaches, neurodegenerative and neuromuscular diseases. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Marianne Dieterich.
To provide comprehensive medical care for the patients with neurological diseases, the department has special inpatient units. In particular, these include a stroke unit, an intensive care unit, an epilepsy monitoring unit, a deep brain stimulation unit, as well as a station specializing in the treatment of dizziness and balance disorders.
It should be noted that the specialists of the department are engaged in active research, due to which they make a significant contribution to modern medicine. The priority research focuses are sensomotorics and neuromuscular diseases. In this field, there is maintained close cooperation with Friedrich Baur Institute.
The department’s diagnostic capabilities (hardware diagnostics):
- Nerve conduction velocity test
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation (stimulation of the cerebral cortex)
- Registration of somatosensory evoked potentials
- Registration of visual evoked potentials
- Registration of auditory evoked potentials
- Lumbar puncture
- Neuropsychological testing
- Other diagnostic methods
The service range of the department includes:
- Diagnostics and treatment of motor disorders
- Parkinson's disease
- Atypical parkinsonism
- Tremor of various origins
- Diagnostics and treatment of spasticity
- Diagnostics and treatment of epilepsy
- Diagnostics and treatment of cognitive neurological disorders (for example, memory, speech disorders)
- Diagnostics and treatment of headaches
- Diagnostics and treatment of multiple sclerosis
- Diagnostics and treatment of Alzheimer's disease
- Diagnostics and treatment of neuroimmunological diseases
- Diagnostics and treatment of neuromuscular diseases
- Muscular dystrophy
- Mitochondrial diseases
- Spinal muscular atrophy
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Metabolic myopathies
- Motor polyneuropathy
- Vasculitic neuropathy
- Other neuromuscular pathologies
- Diagnostics and treatment of benign and malignant brain and spinal cord diseases
- Diagnostics and treatment of sleep disorders
- Diagnostics and treatment of stroke
- Diagnostics and treatment of dizziness, balance disorders
- Diagnostics and treatment of dementia
- Diagnostics and treatment of other neurological diseases
- 1995 - 2001 С3 Professor of Neurology, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany.
- 1993 - 1994 Research Fellow, Vestibular Laboratory, Department of Neurology, Kantonsspital Zürich, Switzerland.
- 1993 - 1995 Heisenberg Professorship, German Research Foundation (DFG).
- 1984 - 1992 Department of Neurology, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany.
- 1982 - 1984 Department of Neurology, Alfried Krupp Hospital Essen, Germany.
- 1981 - 1982 Department of Neurosurgery, Alfried Krupp Hospital Essen, Germany.
- 1975 - 1981 Study of Medicine at the Universities of Bochum and Essen, Germany.
Academic Positions and Appointments
- 1993 - 1995 Assistant Professor of Neurology, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
- 1995 - 2001 C3 Professor of Neurology, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
- 2001 - 2008 C4 Professor of Neurology and Head of the Department of Neurology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany.
- Since 2008, C4 Professor of Neurology and Head of the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
- 1995 - 2001 Head of the Clinical Research Group "Vestibular system" (DFG), Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany.
- 2001 - 2007 Coordinator of the Program "Clinical Neuroscience" at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany.
Membership in Editorial Boards
- Since 2002, Member of the Editorial Board of Annals of Neurology.
- Since 2006, Member of the Editorial Board of Deutsches Ärzteblatt.
- 2006 - 2011 Member of the Editorial Board of J. Neurol.
Awards and Honors
- 1996 Research Award of the European Neurological Society (ENS).
- 1997 Hedon Award for outstanding achievements in the neurobiological research of the vestibular system.
- 1999 Vertigo Award of the German Society of Neurology (DGN) for long-standing scientific work on the topic "vertigo and the vestibular system".
- 2000 Elfriede Aulhorn Award in the field of Neuro-Ophthalmology of the German Ophthalmological Society for outstanding achievements in clinical neuro-ophthalmology.
- 2004 Hallpike Nylén Award of the International Bárány Society for outstanding contributions to Clinical Neuro-Otology.
- 2011 Award of the German Society of Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Imaging (DGKN) for outstanding teaching.
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Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis
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