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Neurology at UNC Children's

Neurology

Overview

The Child Neurology Division within the Department of Neurology offers specialized expertise in pediatric neurologic disorders. The division provides comprehensive, high-quality neurological consultation and specialty neurological care to children with diseases affecting the nervous system and muscles. Diagnoses may include neurogenetic disorders, metabolic disorders, neurocutaneous disorders (e.g., neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis, Sturge-Weber and others), childhood headaches, seizure disorders such as epilepsy, sleep disorders, neuromuscular diseases (e.g., muscular dystrophy and others) and cerebral palsy.

The division's specialty-trained child neurology experts utilize UNC Hospitals' leading-edge diagnostic facilities and a multidisciplinary approach to patient care to provide the some of the best care available in the Southeast. Learn more by visiting the UNC Department of Neurology's Web site.

Special Services

Epilepsy Clinic

The UNC Epilepsy Clinic offers comprehensive services including consultations with our pediatric epileptologists and neurogenetic specialists, ketogenic diet plans and an epilepsy monitoring unit.

Epilepsy Neurogenetics Clinic

The Epilepsy Neurogenetics Clinic is committed to providing specialized care to our patients with genetic epilepsy. We prepare individualized treatment plans for each of our patients with the guidance of our multidisciplinary team of experts in child neurology, epilepsy and genetics.

Pediatric Sleep Disorder Clinic and Sleep Disorder Laboratory

The Department of Neurology operates sleep clinics to evaluate patients with all types of sleep-related problems. The UNC Hospitals Sleep Disorders Laboratory has four beds and performs overnight sleep studies Sunday through Friday nights.

Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders Clinic

At the UNC Clinic for Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders, the goal is to individualize the care approach to your child. During your first visit, your child will undergo a thorough evaluation by a child neurologist who will screen for both tics and tic-related disorders. The physician will then develop a specialized plan based on your child’s unique needs.

Neurofibromatosis and Neurocutaneous Disorders Clinic

The UNC Neurofibromatosis Clinic serves as one of the National Neurofibromatosis Comprehensive Clinics for the diagnosis and care of children and adults with neurofibromatosis. The clinic has available specialists in genetics, ophthalmology, orthopedics, dermatology, oncology, radiology, neurosurgery, and plastic surgery to provide special care for persons affected by neurofibromatosis. Our child neurologists also evaluate and treat neurocutaneous disorders in the clinic, including tuberous sclerosis, Sturge-Weber, ataxia telangectasia, incontinentia pigmentae, linear sebaceous nevus syndrome and others.

Neuromuscular Disorders Clinic

The UNC Pediatric Neuromuscular Clinic is affiliated with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. It provides comprehensive medical and genetic evaluation and treatment for children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, myasthenia gravis and other related disorders.

Contact Information

PHONE (general information): 919-966-2528
PHONE (appointments): 984-974-1401
FAX: 919-966-2922

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