Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric neurology or child neurology refers to a specialized branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and management of neurological conditions in neonates (newborns), infants, children and adolescents. The discipline of child neurology encompasses diseases and disorders of the spinal cord, brain, peripheral nervous system, autonomic nervous system, muscles and blood vessels that affect individuals in these age groups.

  • Genetic diseases of the nervous system Genetic diseases of the nervous system
  • Congenital metabolic abnormalities that affect the nervous system
  • Congenital birth defects affecting the brain and spinal cord such as spina bifida
  • Neurological developmental problems during childhood
  • Childhood epilepsy
  • Febrile seizures
  • Movement disorders such as cerebral palsy
  • Progressive neuromuscular conditions such as muscular dystrophy
  • Abnormal mental development, speech disabilities and learning disabilities
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Behavioral disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Headaches and migraine
  • Hydrocephalus or excess fluid build-up in the brain
  • Head injuries and their complications
  • Brain tumors

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