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What is the definition or description of: pediatric neurology?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
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.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
They also take care of kids with neurodevelopmental disorders, sometimes teaming with developmental pediatricians.
Dec 1, 2012
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
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. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
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.
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Pediatric neurology : Pediatric neurology is the study of the human nervous system normal and abnormal function in children.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 52 years experience
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

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