Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroinflammatory Disorders Clinic
The Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Neuroinflammatory Disorders team recommends that patients with MS and neuroimmune conditions receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it is available for their age group. This is in line with recommendations from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). It is essential to discuss the vaccine with your neurologist, as there may be specific recommendations regarding timing of the vaccine with your immunosuppressive medications in order to maximize efficacy.
The Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Neuroinflammatory Disorders Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) offers cutting-edge, multidisciplinary diagnosis and clinical care for children with multiple sclerosis and other neuroinflammatory disorders. The clinic is led by world-renowned experts in MS and related disorders, and is recognized as a Partner in MS Care – Center for Comprehensive Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Here at CHOP, your child will have access to a dedicated team of highly-trained child neurologists, MS-certified nurses, and therapists. As part of the CHOP-PENN Age-Span NeuroImmune Program, our clinic is designed to support your child’s needs from the time of diagnosis until the time they transition to adult care. At every stage, we’re seeking ways to improve treatment options for MS and other pediatric neuroinflammatory disorders. Our team is internationally known for research discoveries surrounding the causes, immune features, treatment and clinical outcomes of these disorders.
Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis as a Teen: Hannah's Story
Faced with an MS diagnosis at 16, Hannah works with her team of neurologists at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to manage her disease and stay physically active.
Conditions We Treat
If your child has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of any neuroinflammatory or demyelinating disease, please contact us — we are here to help. In addition to the list below, we treat many more conditions, including anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis (NMDARE), anti-MOG related disease, autoimmune encephalitis, cerebral vasculitis (CNS vasculitis), neuromyelitis optica (NMO),opsoclonus myoclonus (OMAS), transverse myelitis, and more.
Our core team includes neurologists and nurses who specialize in caring for children with multiple sclerosis and neuroinflammatory disorders. Your child may also see occupational therapists, physical therapists, a social worker, and other specialists as needed.