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Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis (program ID: 302536)

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

location_on Munich, Germany
9.8/10 from 70 Votes
Specialized hospital
Stefan Burdach

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Stefan Burdach

Specialized in: pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich offers the full range of services in this field and specializes in the treatment of all diseases in infants, children and adolescents. The department has a cutting-edge Intensive Care Unit (also for newborns), an Emergency Care Unit, ten general stations for the treatment of children, the Center for Pediatrics and the Mother and Child Center. All diagnostic and therapeutic services meet the high standards of professional medical societies. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Burdach.

The department provides many specialized consultations, thanks to which young patients and their parents have the opportunity to receive detailed information about the diseases of interest.

The consultations are focused on the following:

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Rehabilitation medicine: asthma, obesity, atopic dermatitis
  • Allergology and pediatric pulmonology
  • Endocrinology (hormonal disorders and diseases of the endocrine glands) and diabetology
  • Eating disorders
  • Gastroenterology: diseases of the stomach, intestines and liver
  • Hematology (blood diseases)
  • Hemostasis (bleeding disorders)
  • Immunology
  • Infectology (main focus: Epstein-Barr virus)
  • Oncology: diagnosis and treatment of all benign and malignant blood diseases and cancer in childhood and adolescence
  • Genetics
  • Pediatric cardiology (cardiovascular diseases)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Kidney diseases
  • Pediatric neurology
  • Rheumatology
  • Social pediatrics, psychosomatics and psychiatry
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Ultrasound diagnostics and other types of imaging diagnostics
  • Outpatient medical care
  • Other focuses
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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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