Neurology is a branch of science that studies the disorder of the nervous system. So a neurologist is a specialist who examines, diagnoses, and treats diseases, injuries, and disorders of the nervous system. A Pediatric neurologist then is the specialist who treats the nervous system disorders of a child aged up to 18 years.
Pediatric Neurologists also treat the diseases that lead to an attack on the nervous system, i.e., cancers, infections, and traumatic brain injury.
A Pediatric neurologist is also called a child neurologist. Problems in the child’s nervous system may be by birth, such as hydrocephalus or spina bifida, or after birth, such as through a severe infection, traumatic injury, or an accident. A Pediatric neurologist also needs to be a specialist in areas like Neurocritical care, Vascular care, Child neurology, Headache medicine, Neuromuscular medicine, Geriatric neurology, and Epilepsy.
There are a number of hospitals of Pediatric neurology in Ahmedabad. The labs include some common testing methods, including Electroencephalogram (EEG), Electromyography and nerve conduction studies (NCS / EMG), Lumbar Puncture, MRI, CT, and PET Scanning.
You must be careful to recognize these types of diseases as a child may not clearly tell what he/she is suffering from. Some red signals to recognize the Pediatric neurology disorder are seizures, decrease in developmental milestones, floppy baby, abnormal muscle tone at birth, slow language and motor skills, subtle staring, or unresponsiveness episodes.