Pediatric genetics is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of genetic disorders and conditions in infants, children, and adolescents. It involves the evaluation and care of children with inherited or acquired genetic abnormalities, chromosomal disorders, metabolic disorders, and other conditions caused by genetic factors.
Genetic disorders in children can manifest in a wide range of ways, affecting various organ systems and developmental processes. Pediatric geneticists are medical professionals who specialize in evaluating and treating genetic conditions in children. They work closely with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers, including genetic counselors, laboratory scientists, pediatric specialists, and psychologists, to deliver personalized and comprehensive care to young patients.