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Who do I go see for my 8 yr old who stares but doesn't have spasms?

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics
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In brief: Staring spells

You should see a neurologist as you probably need to rule out seizures.
Does your chilkd rewspond to you at that time? Does he have any other symptoms during, beofre or after the staring and how long does it last?

In brief: Staring spells

You should see a neurologist as you probably need to rule out seizures.
Does your chilkd rewspond to you at that time? Does he have any other symptoms during, beofre or after the staring and how long does it last?
Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Start with your doc

If this kid has petit mal, as your story would suggest, your doc can set up the studies needed to make an initial diagnosis.
S/He will also know what resources are available for referral if s/he is not comfortable managing the problem.

In brief: Start with your doc

If this kid has petit mal, as your story would suggest, your doc can set up the studies needed to make an initial diagnosis.
S/He will also know what resources are available for referral if s/he is not comfortable managing the problem.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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