Child is a growing and developing living creature, the most significant characteristic discriminating the children from adults is the deterioration of development order for many reasons. Whether brain and nerve system like other organ systems of the child develop by the age or not should be examined during the growing process. Pediatric neurology determines the adverse effects on the development process from pregnancy to the adulthood and treats and rehabilitates these cases.
Neurological problems may occur in children as acute or suddenly, may be steady or progressive and progress with improvement or deterioration. Recurrent diseases are the most widespread neurological diseases of the childhood. Eclampsia seizures constitute most of them. Other recurrent diseases are breath holding spell, migraine type headache, some rare metabolic and muscular diseases. While some of myopathy has symptoms from the birth, some of them show symptoms as of infancy and childhood.
The baby can’t hold its head high, sit or even it can, walk late or doesn’t walk. Failure in classes or sudden deterioration may arise from neurological problems. Most of children with recurrent diseases are healthy between attacks. Children with steady disease have a fixed and permanent problem.
We know that a disabled child is born per about every 12 hour and these children need care, support, health services more. Physical and mental disabilities, problems by sense and perception disorders, myopathy, neurological problems such as eclampsia seizures are tried to be minimized by versatile medical, psychological, physiotherapeutic, educational, etc. treatment and supports. Physically, mentally and spiritually health child means healthy future.
Pediatric neurology is responsible for defining these problems helping with necessary medical and support treatment and following the children for a long time.
You can consult pediatric neurology department for the below subjects.
• Physically and mentally healthy growing and development of children
• Pediatric brain and nerve system diseases
• Congenital and developmental disorders of brain and nerve system
• Physical and mental disability in children, mental-sense and perceptual disorders
• Diagnosis and treatment approaches to mental retardation
• Movement and walking disorders in children
• Childhood age paralysis
• Inflammatory and non-inflammatory eclampsia
• Pediatric epilepsy
• Pediatric myopathy
• Involuntary movement (tic, tremor, etc.)
• Movement disorders
• Breath holding spell
• Headache in children
• Enuresis-urinary incontinence- night fears