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Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment (program ID: 302537)

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
  • 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
  • consultation of related specialists
  • symptomatic specific treatment (the cost of Nusinersen is not included)
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • control examinations
  • full hospital accommodation
  • developing of further guidance
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