FAQs: Commonly asked questions on paediatric neurology – What, clinics, when and more

Answers to commonly asked questions on paediatric neurology

What is paediatric neurology?

This is a specialist field that cares for newborns, infants, children and adolescents with medical problems arising from the nervous system which is the part of the body made up by the brain, spinal chord and nerves.  Problems of the neurological system may be as a result of  defects detected at birth that arise from problems with baby development during pregnancy. Problems that come about as a result of delivery. Other issue to consider in paediatric neurology are infections, trauma as well as cancers that affect the nervous system.

Which medical tests to expect when visiting a paediatric neurologist?

MRI, PET CT Scan, EEG and neurophysiology tests.

Which health professionals offer care in paediatric neurology?

Paediatric neurologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, educational psychologists, nutritionists and clinical psychologists

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