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Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis (program ID: 302477)

University Hospital Bonn

location_on Bonn, Germany
9.2/10 from 150 Votes
Specialized hospital
Rainer Ganschow

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Rainer Ganschow

Specialized in: general pediatrics

The Department of General Pediatrics at the University Hospital Bonn deals with the treatment of parents, children and adolescents of all ages starting from newborns and up to young adults. The Department has four units for this purpose. The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Rainer Ganschow, pediatrician specializing in hepatology, gastroenterology, immunology, transplant and sports medicine. 

The team of doctors, medical staff, psychologists and other employees under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Rainer Ganschow makes every effort to make Your child’s hospital stay in the Department as short and nice as possible. The University Hospital Bonn gives an opportunity for parents to be with their child during his hospital stay. Apart from wards for patients, the University Hospital Bonn has additional wards for mothers and parents. 

In addition to the inpatient medical care of children at the University Hospital Bonn, there work specially trained doctors, who provide consultations to patients with the most diverse diseases. 

The main treatment focuses of the Department of General Pediatrics under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Rainer Ganschow are:

  • Infectious diseases
  • Diseases of the respiratory tracts and gastrointestinal tract
  • Acute and chronic diseases of the nervous system
  • Disorders of growth and endocrine system
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Rheumatic diseases
  • Diseases of kidneys and urinary tracts
  • Immunological and allergological diseases
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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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