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Paediatric Neurology

Paediatric Neurology

Who treats kids with neurological issues?

If your infant, child or adolescent is showing signs of any neurological problems, it’s the pediatric neurologists who estimate the case with specialists. The patient’s speech, motor, cognitive abilities are evaluated. A complete assessment and diagnosis are then done keeping in mind the reports of consulting experts

Why go to a pediatric neurologist?

Pediatric neurologists are neurologists who have special training in diagnosing and treating disorders of the nervous system of newborns, infants, and adolescents. Since the brain and nervous system of a child are still growing and developing, a pediatric neurologist has to be very cautious about the kind of treatments, and medicine that is prescribed. This is what makes neurological disorders present in children very different from those of adults.

The pediatric neurologists often take an interdisciplinary approach, working closely with specialists from other departments, especially pediatricians (child specialists) and neurologists. This helps in finding the right diagnosis, faster, so the treatment can begin without delay.

 

Some of the conditions treated (but not limited to are): 

 
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Headaches
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Seizures
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Tremors
  • Autism
  • Epilepsy
  • Neonatal Seizures
  • Multiple Sclerosis
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