University Hospital Jena

Jena, Germany

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of huntington's chorea (program ID: 277631)

Otto W. Witte

Prof. Dr. med.

Otto W. Witte

Department of Neurology

Specialized in: neurology

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The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Jena, under the lead of Prof. Dr. med. Otto W. Witte, offers patients a wide spectrum of contemporary clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic services, looking back on a long-standing tradition in the field of patient care, research and teaching. Currently, more than 80 employees at the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Jena are engaged in the treatment and research of different neurological diseases. In the field of research, a number of research groups are involved in exploring various aspects of the nervous system ranging from molecular neurobiology to the modern technique of neuroimaging.

A team of highly qualified specialists at the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Jena, under the lead of Prof. Dr. med. Otto W. Witte, treats patients with the various neurological diseases:

  • Movement disorders, e.g. Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, tremor (shaking) and Huntington’s chorea
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy: epilepsy infringes the balance between excitation and inhibition in the brain.
  • Memory impairment
  • Headaches: tension headaches, migraine, cluster headaches, trigeminal neuralgia
  • Nervous diseases
  • Circulatory disorders
  • Muscular diseases: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disorder of the motor nervous system.
  • Inflammatory diseases: multiple sclerosis

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • CT/MRI scan
  • neuropsychological tests (on indications):
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • EEG (electroencephalography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
    • VEPs (visually evoked potentials)
    • BAEP tests (brainstem auditory evoked potential)
  • motor symptoms
    • reflexes
    • muscle strength
    • Muscle tone
    • coordination
    • balance
  • sensory symptoms
    • sense of touch
    • vision and eye movement
    • hearing
  • psychiatric symptoms
    • mental status
    • mood
  • neuropsychological testing
    • memory
    • reasoning
    • mental agility
    • language function
    • spatial reasoning
  • psychiatric evaluation
    • emotional state
    • patterns of behaviors
    • quality of judgment
    • coping skills
    • signs of disordered thinking
    • vidence of substance abuse
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
    (the cost of medicines is not included)
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About hospital

The University Hospital Jena, looking back on a history of more than 200 years, is the only university hospital in the state of Thuringia. The tradition of medical education at the University Hospital Jena is even older – being one of the founding faculties of the Friedrich Schiller University, the Medical Faculty looks back on an experience of more than 450 years.

Today, the University hospital with a staff of more than 4,500 employees is the biggest employer in the region. Every year, its 26 clinical centers provide care for more than 300,000 in- and outpatients. 2,400 students of medicine and dentistry study medicine here, and scientists and physicians from more than 25 nations contribute to the further development of medicine. In the latest FOCUS clinic list, the University Hospital Jena occupies the 16th place.

The University Hospital Jena also enjoys an excellent reputation far beyond Germany and has a long-lasting experience in treatment and care for international patients. The hospital invites patients from all over the world, who want to receive treatment in Germany and to benefit from the latest scientific findings and high-standard medical treatment and patient care.

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.