Children's neurology

About

Our children's neurology service provides care for newborns, infants, children and teenagers with complex neurological conditions (genetic, congenital and acquired).

We provide inpatient consultation and outpatient care to children who are referred by their paediatrician or by another specialist to us with a range of childhood neurological disorders.

We also offer opinion to paediatricians in relation to acquired neurological problems, suspected neuromuscular disease, unexplained moderate to severe neurodevelopmental disability and complex headache syndromes.

Neurological disorders seen include:

  • complex epilepsies (other than febrile seizures)
  • refractory seizure disorders
  • demyelinating disorders
  • headache disorders that have not responded to first or second line prophylactic agents
  • neuroprogressive conditions
  • tics and movement disorders
  • neonatal encephalopathy
  • neonatal seizures

We run sub-specialist clinics such as fetal medicine clinics, combined headache clinics (joint adult and paediatric neurology input) and combined neuro-HIV clinics.

Additional information

Clinical trials and research

At times there may be trials or research going on and you may be invited to take part in these, for example a trial of certain medicines in some types of epilepsy. You will be given information relevant to these at the time and it is completely voluntary.

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