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Friends and Comrades-in-Arms -- Through another support forum, I've been contacted by a family in Italy (not certain where in Italy at this point, though I have asked the question so will clarify once I get an answer) with a young adult son (age 25). There's a bit of a language barrier, but the father does well with the help of some Google translator ap. This boy-man has official diagnoses as follows: immune-mediated encephalopathy post vacinale secondary diagnosis pans pandas syndrome. Unfortunately, however, it appears he's having trouble getting effective treatment. His father tells me he has received psych meds and a couple of antibiotics trials, one of which (Augmentin) did not appear to do anything, and the second of which (minocycline) sent the boy into rages. They've tried some supplements, also, but apparently there's been no real progress. No mention of IVIG or PEX, though I've asked those specific questions and, once again, will relay the answers once I have them. I know we have some international participants here, but I don't recall anyone either in or from Italy. Anyone have ideas or caregiver recommendations that I can share with this family? If so, please feel free to post or PM me. Thanks!