Pediatric Neurology concentrates on brain and nerve diseases faced in childhood era. Since our brain has the fastest development process in childhood, some findings and neurological diseases that may occur at this age are very different from adults.
The main patient groups that the pediatric neurology department is interested in are;
Situations that are confused with eclampsia (such as participation bout, fainting)
Movement disorders (such as abnormal movements, tics)
Growth retardation (such as delay or regression in walking, speaking)
Mental retardation and conditions that cause mental retardation
Conditions that cause autism
Follow-up of risky babies (preterm babies and / or babies with some problems during delivery)
Permanent strength disturbances (such as a weak baby)
Sudden onset strength disorders (such as stroke)
Peripheral nervous system disorders (such as neuropathies)
Brain developmental abnormalities
Conditions that subsequently cause brain damage (such as white matter diseases, brainstem of metabolic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases)
Neurocutaneous diseases (diseases with brain and skin findings)
Neurological involvement of genetic diseases
After the patients are evaluated in the pediatric neurology department of our hospital, EEG (sleep and awake), MRI, antiepileptic drug levels, metabolic tests, genetic tests can be requested from the laboratories of our hospital or contracted institutions.