Pediatric Neurology deals with diseases of Brain, Spinal Cord and its Blood Vessels, disorders of Nerves and Muscles in children up to 15 years of age.
A Pediatric Neurologist commonly treats the following conditions:
Brain Tumors; Epilepsy; Acute Cerebellar Ataxia; Hydrocephalus; Cerebral Palsy; Perinatal Brain Injury; Autism; Learning Disabilities; Meningitis; Cerebellitis; Myopathies; Neuropathies; Central Nervous System Infections; Myelitis; Neurometabolic and Neurogenetic Disorders; Immune Mediated Neurological Disorders like Myasthenia Gravis; Multiple Sclerosis; Paraneoplastic Syndromes; Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS); Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS); Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (AIDP)
Computed Tomography (CT) Scan; Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scan of the Head; Angiography; Brain Scan using Radioisotopes; Cranial Ultrasound (Ultrasound of the Brain); Lumbar Puncture (LP); Skull X - Rays; Electroencephalogram (EEG)
Spinal Tap (Lumbar Puncture); Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry (BERA); Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP); Nerve Conduction Studies; Needle Electromyography; Muscle Biopsy; Nerve Biopsy; Neostigmine or Tensilon Test