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Department of Neurology
 

Outpatient Clinic for MS and other inflammatory diseases

Comprehensive guidance for those with a suspected diagnosis or definite diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. Aside from the professional competence of our medical team, the MS nurses offer individual counseling and, when needed, training in dealing with the condition. Extensive counseling and guidance concerning other inflammatory disease such as Devic's Disease, vasculitis, and other autoimmune diseases is also offered.
 

What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple Sclerosis is one of the most common chronic-inflammatory diseases of the brain and spinal cord. It can lead to clear neurological impediments beginning as early as young adulthood. Symptoms include impaired vision, paralysis, coordination problems, bladder disorders, and dysesthesia. MS is caused by the destruction of the insulating layer (myelin) which surrounds neurons in the spinal cord and brain. Myelin enables electrical signals to pass quickly between the brain and the rest of the body. When the myelin is damaged, signals are sent more slowly and less efficiently. Early detection and treatment along with new therapeutic techniques alleviate the spasmodic symptoms and facilitate the deceleration of the debilitating symptoms.

Other Inflammatory Diseases
In addition to MS, there are a large variety of other inflammatory brain and nervous system diseases. If the inflammation is acute and effects the cerebral membrane, viral or bacterial infections may be the cause and require quick treatment. The first symptoms are often headaches and exhaustion.

Appointments and contact
U. Meng
Tel: +49 6131 17-3110|-8337|-7155

Director
Prof. Frauke Zipp