Items tagged as "pediatric neurology"
When 9-year-old Emily Crawford began having seizures, the symptoms were subtle. "At times, Emily just wouldn't respond to anything," says her mother, Rebecca Crawford. "She would look around, fidget with her hair or buttons, or move her foot, but she didn't seem to know what was going on. She wasn't [...]Created by Margaret Shepard
Larry and Paulette George had never seen a seizure before when their 7 month old daughter, Christina, began having more than 100 seizures a day. They tried medication after medication, but the seizures wouldn't stop. Paulette's sister had heard something about a diet for seizures and mentioned it to them, [...]Created by Elizabeth Rice
Less than a year ago, four-year-old Max Irvine was having hundreds of seizures a day … he couldn't walk, talk or chew his food. A previously healthy and active preschooler, Max has epilepsy. The Irvines were told by one epilepsy specialist that their son would become mentally incompetent from his [...]Created by Elizabeth Rice
Earlier this week, CBS Evening News featured the story of Mayo Clinic patient Dillon Papier and his family. Six-year-old Dillon has Niemann-Pick disease type C, a rare inherited disease that affects approximately 1 in 150,000 people. Niemann-Pick disease type C has been called childhood Alzheimer's. Click here or the graphic [...]Created by Elizabeth Rice