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Heard this story on NPR today, and I'm encouraged by yet another link between neurological disorders, pathogens and immune response. IMHO, each and every "find" like this strengthens the rightful destiny of PANDAS/PANs as a DSMV-worthy illness that will, one day, no longer be referred to as either "controversial" or "rare." Scientists may have solved the mystery of nodding syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy that has disabled thousands of children in East Africa. The syndrome seems to be caused by the immune system's response to a parasitic worm, an international team reports in the journa
I would like to know if PANS parents have had MRI's done on the kids' brains. Were any observations made? Any conclusions? Signs of lesions? Causes of seizures determined- after all, tics are mini seizures..... Did you have to convince insurance to do this? How did you do so? Please relate any experiences here.
Did anyone else happen to catch this interview on NPR's "Fresh Air" yesterday? I heard part of it on my way home last night and picked up the rest of it via the podcast today. http://www.npr.org/programs/fresh-air/2015/01/28/382157260/fresh-air-for-january-28-2015?showDate=2015-01-28 Very interesting! I want to get a copy of this book. And the title of the interview (and maybe the book too, for that matter) is a little misleading, as she talked about childrens' brains and adult brains, as well. Though I guess most of her recent research has been in the teenage brain. One thing