Paediatrics and neuropaediatrics
Paediatrics is a specialised branch of medicine that focuses on a child’s normal psychomotor and physiological development as well as childhood illnesses, from birth to late adolescence.
Neuropaediatrics deals with neurological disorders in children involving the brain, spinal cord, nerves or muscles. This includes illnesses such as headaches, epilepsy, dizziness, involuntary movements, physical and mental disabilities, autism, brain infections and tumours, and neuropathic and myopathic disorders. A neuropaediatrician evaluates abnormal psychomotor development, cognitive dysfunction and learning difficulties.