Childhood neurologic disorders, as a group, include relatively common conditions such as migraine (prevalence between 3% and 10.6% in children 3-15 years of age 1,2), transient tic disorders (TDs) (3%), 3 and specifically Tourette syndrome (TS) (0.8%), 3 and rarer disorders such as infantile spasms that may occur in only about 1,200 infants each year in the United States. These disorders account for a disproportionately higher number of emergency department visits, intensive care admissions, deaths, and higher costs when compared to other childhood illness. 4 Generally, delivery of quality care should improve outcomes and result in decreased unnecessary utilization of health services.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology