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University Hospital Tuebingen

Tuebingen, Germany


Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis (program ID: 302512)


Rupert Handgretinger

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Rupert Handgretinger

Department of Pediatrics

Specialized in: pediatrics
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The objective of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the University Hospital Tubingen is to treat various pediatric diseases, disorders and developmental defects. The Department includes five areas of pediatrics and meets the highest level (Level 1) of equipment and service quality of the Joint Federal Committee for Pediatric Hematology, Stem Cell Transplantation and Neonatology. The medical director of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the University Hospital Tubingen is Prof. Dr. med. Rupert Handgretinger. 

On behalf of the state Baden-Württemberg, it is recognized as a Perinatology Center, Center for Social Pediatrics and Social Medical Aftercare. According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the University Hospital Tubingen ranks among the top German departments specializing in diabetes treatment! 

The Department of Pediatrics at the University Hospital Tubingen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Rupert Handgretinger focuses on the following areas:

  • Pediatrics I: general pediatrics, hematology and oncology
  • Pediatrics II: pediatric cardiology, intensive care and pulmonology
  • Pediatrics III: neuropediatrics, developmental neurology, social paediatrics
  • Pediatrics IV: neonatology and neonatal intensive care
  • Department of Pediatric Surgery: newborn surgery and malformation surgery, pediatric urology, tumor surgery and trauma surgery

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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