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Pediatric Neurology

Our Pediatric Neurologists are dedicated to providing the highest level of care to patients and their families. The evaluation and treatment of a broad range of disorders of the brain, nerves and muscles in children include:

  • Seizure disorders/epilepsy (including febrile convulsions) 
  • Headaches 
  • Cerebral palsy 
  • Stroke, including stroke in premature and full-term infants 
  • Metabolic Disorders - inborn error of metabolism, mitochondrial disorders 
  • Movement Disorders - tic disorder, Tourette's syndrome 
  • Neuromuscular Disorders - spinal muscular atrophy, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, myasthenia gravis, myopathies and muscular dystrophies 
  • Sleep disorders in children and adults

Pediatric Sleep Medicine 

Quality sleep is good for us all but is especially important for children, who need good sleep for proper development and overall health. 

It is important to treat sleep problems early to help prevent other related health problems, now and in adulthood. Key signs of sleep problems in children include disrupted sleep, snoring, behavioral problems, and excessive daytime sleepiness.  

USF Health’s sleep medicine experts include pediatric neurologists, pulmonologists, and behavioral specialists, all working together to help diagnose and develop a comprehensive care plan for your child. 

Many of the common pediatric sleep disorders we treat include:
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (apnea related to a problem with a child's airway)
  • Central sleep apnea (apnea related to medical condition)
  • Narcolepsy and disorders causing sleepiness
  • Delayed sleep phase
  • Parasomnias (unusual behaviors during sleep)
  • Periodic limb movement disorder and restless legs syndrome
  • Sleep-related hypoventilation or hypoxemia
  • Behavioral sleep disorders

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