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what is the definition or description of: pediatric neurology?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Childhood specialist: Neurology is the subspecialty of medicine dealing with diseases of brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. (e.g., epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, parkinson's disease, but also migraine, genetic disorders, neuropathies ) the pediatric neurologist is the specialist who takes care of kids up to 18 yrs or so, and then the adult neurologist addresses problems.
Answered on Jan 31, 2015
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Provided original answer
Of course, very important, and something we adult specialists have no clue about. Thanks for the additional comment.
Dec 1, 2012
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
They also take care of kids with neurodevelopmental disorders, sometimes teaming with developmental pediatricians.
Dec 1, 2012
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Pediatric Neurolory: Pediatric neurology provides general and specialized neurological evaluation of and care for children with a variety of conditions related to the brain and nervous system like seizures, headaches, brain tumors, autism, cerebral palsy, head trauma, strokes, genetic disorders and developmental delays, such as failing to meet the expected age-related milestones.
Answered on Jan 31, 2015
Dr. Eric Hastriter
18 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Pediatric neurology : Pediatric neurology is the study of the human nervous system normal and abnormal function in children.
Answered on Jan 31, 2015
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Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Disorders of brain: Pediatric neurology is the field of medicine that deals with disorders of the brain, spinal cord, muscles and nerves. It also deals with child development, learning problems, mental retardation and behavior caused by abnormalities of brain chemistry and injury
Answered on Apr 6, 2015

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