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Merian Iselin Clinic Basel

Basel, Switzerland


Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment (program ID: 302549)


Irene Barone-Kaganas

Head Physician
Dr. med.

Irene Barone-Kaganas

Department of Neurology

Specialized in: neurology
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Neurology is the branch of medicine dealing with diseases of the nervous system. The organ systems addressed by neurology are the central nervous system, hence the brain and spinal cord, the structures surrounding them and the vessels supplying blood, the peripheral nervous system including the structures that connect it to the muscles as well as the musculature itself.

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
  • symptomatic treatment 
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • developing of further guidance
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