Neuroimmunology Clinic

Norton Children’s Neuroimmunology Clinic offers multidisciplinary care of known or suspected neuroimmune disorders in children. Neuroimmune disorders are a group of autoimmune disorders, conditions in which the immune system attacks healthy tissue, that affect the central nervous system.

What We Do

Norton Children’s Neuroimmunology Clinic is made up of board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians from across the Norton Children’s network of specialists, including Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. Our team aims to create a holistic, personalized treatment plan to meet your child’s unique needs once they are referred to the clinic.

Our multidisciplinary approach to care allows your child to be evaluated by several pediatric specialists all in the same visit. These specialists share clinic space, working to provide comprehensive, thoughtful evaluation and treatment to help your child thrive.

Conditions We Treat

Our multidisciplinary team treats the following neuroimmune disorders:

  • Autoimmune encephalitis
  • Central nervous system vasculitis
  • Hashimoto’s encephalopathy
  • Lupus
  • Opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia syndrome (dancing eyes syndrome)

We also treat infectious diseases of the nervous system caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi that can cause inflammatory autoimmune reactions. These conditions include but aren’t limited to:

  • Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM)
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  • Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE)
  • Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)
  • Powassan virus (PV)
  • West Nile virus (WNV)

Treatment

We provide treatment that is unique to each child based on:

  • Their current condition
  • Age
  • Medical history
  • Comprehensive physical and neurological exams
  • Autoimmune markers in blood and cerebrospinal fluid

Specialties

The Norton Children’s Neuroimmunology Clinic core team consists of board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians, advanced practice providers, therapists, nurses and other health care professionals in various specialties, including:

Location

Norton Children’s Neuroimmunology Clinic

Weekly office hours
Novak Center for Children’s Health, Level 6

411 E. Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40202

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