At Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, a multispecialty team with expertise in the treatment of pediatric MS cares for children and adolescents. The team may consist of specialists trained in neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery, psychiatry and psychology, social work and nursing. Children who need hospitalization receive care at the Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital. Team members work together to meet the needs of children and their families, offering coping tools such as individual and family counseling.
In 2006, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society designated Mayo Clinic in Minnesota as one of six U.S. Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence. This designation means that Mayo Clinic doctors:
Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers are developing treatment standards for children who have MS. They have successfully treated many children using adult treatment options, including monitoring, medications to modify the disease, medications to treat symptoms, physical and occupational therapy and counseling.
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