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Charite University Hospital Berlin

Berlin, Germany


Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment (program ID: 302460)


Angela Kaindl

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Angela Kaindl

Department of Pediatric Neurology

Specialized in: pediatric neurology
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Located at the Campus Virchow-Klinikum, the Department of Pediatric Neurology at the University Hospital Charite is part of the Otto-Heubner-Center for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. The director of the department is Prof. Dr. Angela Kaindl. The department deals with the treatment of acute and chronic disorders of the entire nervous system, including primary and secondary developmental disorders.

The Department of Pediatric Neurology specializes in the following medical focuses:

  • Neuromuscular disorders and neuropathies
  • Headaches in epilepsy
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment of the nervous system disorders

The department has a fully equipped EEG laboratory, modern means of magnetic resonance and computed tomographic imaging. 

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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