Pediatric neurogenetics is a subspecialty of pediatric neurology care. Neurogenetics focuses on diseases of the brain and nervous system caused by inherited or genetic traits. Some children show signs of neurological conditions at birth, while others will not begin experiencing symptoms until later in life.
At Boys Town National Research Hospital, your child will have access to the area's large team of pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons, along with multiple pediatric specialists and a team of genetic counselors, who work closely with you to develop a care and treatment plan unique to your child's needs.
Conditions Pediatric Neurogenetics Treats
At Boys Town Pediatric Neuroscience, we specialize in the care of genetic disorders, treating conditions such as:
- Metabolic disorders
- Muscular dystrophy
- Brain malformations
- Spinal muscular atrophy
- Genetic syndromes
- Congenital disorders
Life-Changing Pediatric Neurogenetic Care
It was Christmas 2018, and Paislee was acting like any spirited tyke. The curly-haired toddler grabbed at the household furniture, pulling herself up and then swiftly shuffling in whatever direction had the most color and commotion.
Weeks later, however, this little explorer couldn't walk or climb. She simply sat and slumped. She could not stand on her own, and many of her developmental milestones were lost.
Thanks to the talented team of pediatric neurologists and neurogenetic specialists at Boys Town, Paislee is walking, climbing and exploring once again.