Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Pediatric Neurology

Luis Rodrigo

University of Oviedo


Epilepsy Migraines Behavioral disorders Speech disorders Sleep disorders Neurologic genetic disorders Cerebral palsy Neuromuscular disorders Coordination issues Trauma Vascular diseases Tumoral diseases

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Pediatric neurology, also known as child neurology, refers to a specialized branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and management of neurological conditions in neonates (newborns), infants, children, and adolescents. The discipline of child neurology encompasses diseases and disorders of the spinal cord, brain, peripheral nervous system, autonomic nervous system, muscles, and blood vessels that affect individuals in these age groups. If a child has problems that involve the nervous system, a pediatric neurologist has the specialist training and knowledge to assess, diagnose, and treat the child. The conditions dealt by pediatric neurologists vary considerably, from relatively simple disorders such as migraine or cerebral palsy, to more complex and rare conditions such as metabolic diseases or neurodegenerative disorders. Pediatric neurologists act as consultants to primary care physicians, who may refer children to neurologists for specialist care. For children with long-term neurological ailments, the pediatric neurologist provides regular care and consultation. Overall, about 40% to 50% of the patients treated in a typical pediatric neurology practice have epilepsy, while 20% have learning difficulties or developmental problems, and 20% are suffering from headaches. The remaining are treated for rare or unusual conditions, such as metabolic or genetic diseases.

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Luis Rodrigo

University of Oviedo

Dr. Luis Rodrigo MD was Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Oviedo (Spain). He has been the Chief of Gastroenterology Service at the HUCA Hospital in Oviedo for more than 40 years. He obtained his PhD in 1975 and has a long teaching and research career. He has published a total of 585 scientific papers, 310 written in English with the rest in Spanish. He has participated as main investigator in a total of 45 clinical trials and has directed 40 doctoral theses. He has contributed actively to the formation of approximately one hundred specialists in gastroenterology working in his hospital and other hospitals in Spain and abroad. He has written approximately 35 chapters in books of several subjects and has been the editor of 22 books in his specialty and related diseases.

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