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Diagnosis and conservative treatment of shingles (program ID: 130971)

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

location_on Giessen, Germany
9.5/10 from 35 Votes
Specialized hospital
Manfred Kaps

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Manfred Kaps

Specialized in: neurology

The goal of the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Giessen under the direction of Prof. Dr. Manfred Kaps is to provide top-class treatment to both outpatients and inpatients with neurological conditions. The priority focus of the Department is placed on neuromuscular diseases, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, movement disorders and Parkinson's disease.

The main focus of the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Giessen is placed on the diagnosis and treatment of cerebrovascular diseases. In addition to the Stroke Unit, preventive outpatient clinic and neuromuscular ultrasound, the Department also provides all kinds of therapies and diagnosis. Apart from acute thrombolysis in stenosis and blockages of the main arteries, there are also performed vascular interventions. 

The range of medical services of the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Giessen includes both diagnosis and treatment of the following diseases:

  • Cerebrovascular diseases
  • Inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system
  • Neuroimmunological diseases
  • Epilepsy
  • Malignant diseases of the brain
  • Extrapyramidal diseases and movement disorders
  • Degenerative diseases of the nervous system
  • Demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system
  • Diseases of the nerves, nerve roots and nerve plexus
  • Polyneuropathy and other disorders of the peripheral nervous system
  • Diseases of the neuromuscular synapses and muscles
  • Neurological emergency and intensive care medicine
  • Stroke Unit
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Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • dermatological skin examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
    • herpes simplex virus (HSV)
    • Immunoassay for antibody analysis (Ig G, Ig M) to herpes zoster
  • differential diagnosis of other diseases of the skin 
  • consultation of related specialists
  • symptomatic specific treatment
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • control examinations
  • full hospital accommodation
  • developing of further guidance 
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