A 42-year-old male asked:
what kind of specialist diagnoses channelopathies? neurologist? rheumatologist? both? some other specialist?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Bennett Machanic answered
52 years experience Neurology
Some advice: The diagnosis of a channelopathy is the outcome of testing and evaluation, but the process starts with the organ system displaying symptoms. So if you joints hurt, see a rheumatologist, if you are numb and weak, a neurologist.
Answered on Jul 25, 2013
Dr. Gary Sterba answered
47 years experience Rheumatology
Basic research: There are many people working on channelopathies . It is a way to separrate problems by what is though is the mechanism of action of their disease . Depending on the diagnosis , the specialist of that disease and many time the pediatrician is the one that sees this problems.
Answered on Sep 15, 2013
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