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Dr. Camilo Vieira

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Child Neurologist

Dr. Vieira is a neurologist at Clínica CITTA in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, an innovative program for the care of children and adolescents with neurological diseases.

Biography

Dr. Vieira graduated in 2004 with a degree in pediatrics and child neurology from the Federal University of Bahia. Dr. Vieira treats children with metabolic diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, and botulinum toxin, among many other conditions.

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Niemann-Pick Type C

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Symptoms

The girls exhibit different symptoms of NPC - Marcela's affect her motor functions, and Natália's affect her cognitive ability.

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Cyclodextrin

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Using Cyclodextrin

After beginning home care, Dr. Vieira worked closely with doctors in the States to ensure that he administered Marcela and Natália's treatment properly.

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Early Intervention

"I'd tell them not to waste any time...I've counseled many families to pursue it."

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Results

Cyclodextrin treatment allowed the girls to rejoin society - both could return to school and go out to restaurants and movies.

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Pursuing Cyclodextrin

Dr. Vieira, working closely with the Hempels, managed to import cyclodextrin into Brazil and prescribe it for the girls legally.