University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of guillain-barre syndrome (program ID: 256837)

Stefan Schwab

Prof. Dr. med.

Stefan Schwab

Department of Neurology

Specialized in: neurology

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Neurological Clinic at Erlangen University Clinic is one of the largest in Germany. Every year, the clinic treats more than 3,500 inpatients and more than 7,000 outpatients. The clinic works in close cooperation with the neurosurgical clinic and neuroradiology department. The clinic has a special department for stroke treatment, which is the largest of its kind in Bavaria and one of the largest in Germany. In addition, the clinic has a highly effective neurological intensive care unit for treatment of critically ill patients.

Another prominent institution is epilepsy center (EC). All these units are combined in a Neurological Clinic and allow to treat all diseases within its profile competently and in accordance with the latest scientific achievements. Neurological Clinic has special departments for treatment of multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunologic disorders, epilepsy, movement disorders, dementia, neuromuscular diseases, neoplastic diseases of the nervous system (neurooncology) and neurovascular disorders. In 2008, our clinic opened a new department of molecular neurology, which combines high-quality fundamental research with clinical expertise and patient care at the highest level. As for treatment of multiple sclerosis and Parkinson disease, the Neurological Clinic is recommended in the list of top hospitals compiled by FOCUS.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • neurological examination
    • reflexes
    • muscle strength
    • muscle tone
    • senses of touch and sight
    • coordination
    • balance
  • neuropsychological tests:
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • EEG (electroencephalography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
    • VEPs (visually evoked potentials)
    • BAEP tests (brainstem auditory evoked potential)
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • enzyme tests
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • spinal tap (lumbar puncture)
  • nerve conduction studies
  • repetitive nerve stimulation
  • electromyography (EMG) daily monitoring
  • pulmonary function tests
  • brain CT/ MRI
  • cerebrovascular doppler ultrasound
  • contrast MRI blood vessels examination
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations
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About hospital

University Hospital Erlangen is one of the leading university hospitals in Bavaria and offers advanced medicine, characterized by tight integration of care for patients with university research and teaching. It pursues a very innovative concept. The results of studies in Erlangen set the new standards in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment. From 1368 planned locations in 48 clinics, institutes and departments in all areas of medicine, this University Hospital is the most well-equipped in the region. In general, in 2012, the clinic treated approximately 62,000 inpatients and 459,000 outpatients. Various care centers, networks and multidisciplinary teams have made possible a comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment. Taking care of and for a man is the motivation for the patient care, teaching and research. The clinic ranks 8th in the 2015 list of top clinics according to FOCUS.


Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.