Who Have MS: We Need You!
Pediatric MS Center at Stony Brook University Hospital (http://www.pediatricmscenter.org/)
is the first medical center in the United States with research and
clinical programs focused on the special problems of MS in people
younger than 17. It is now the first of a growing network of Pediatric
MS Centers of Excellence.
parents are invited to contact the center to share data, case histories,
and study results, to request evaluations, and to join in our mutual
effort to provide the best care possible for these young people
and their families.
The center offers
evaluations by a treatment team that includes a pediatric neurologist,
an MS specialist, a pediatric nurse practitioner, and pediatric
neuropsychologists. Kids and their parents are also evaluated for
counseling needs as part of good symptom management.
pediatric MS for what it might reveal about MS in general, Dr. Krupp's
group is collaborating with the MS Genetics program at the University
of California at San Francisco.
help, contact your chapter of the National MS Society. A telephone
conference program is available for parents, and the Society has
developed materials for school teachers and family members. Dial
1-800-FIGHT MS to be connected to the chapter nearest you.
information on Pediatric MS, go to main.nationalmssociety.org/Pediatric_and_Childhood.asp