Pediatric Neurology deals with diagnosis and management of neurological conditions in newborns, infants, children and adolescents.
Most of the neurologic disorders are congenital, that means they are present at birth. But some of the disorders are acquired, which develops after birth. Those with an unknown cause are termed idiopathic. Pediatric Neurology provides pediatric neurologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, educators and other health professionals with a detailed reference guide to the diagnosis, etiology, pathology, treatment and prognosis of nervous diseases of infants, children and adolescents.
Most commonly encountered conditions of Pediatric Neurology include headaches, radiculopathy, neuropathy, stroke, dementia, seizures and epilepsy, Alzheimers Disease, Attention deficit or hyperactivity disorder, Parkinsons Disease, Tourettes syndrome, multiple sclerosis, head trauma, sleep disorders, neuromuscular diseases, and various infections and tumors of the nervous system. Neurologists are also asked to evaluate unresponsive patients on life support in order to confirm brain death. Treatment options vary depending on the neurological problem.