Jack, a toddler in the UK, developed tonsillitis and with that, he changed from being cheerful and happy to exhibiting violent behavior and dealing with a nervous tic, obsessions, burning skin and more. Fortunately, the […]
A retrospective study published September 2017 demonstrates that for Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) and Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal infections (PANDAS), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can reduce the length of flares. (Journal of […]
My Kid Is Not Crazy, a stirring and heartbreaking documentary on PANDAS, can be seen on DVD and Vimeo. Director Tim Sorel is a University of Florida Professor and documentary filmmaker. Inspired by chance meetings […]
An informative question and answer session held during a symposium on PANDAS and PANS covers a range of audience topics. The YouTube video posted by the Pandas Network is 18+ minutes and should be of interest […]
Environmental and Nutritional Tips to Improve Your Family’s Health This feature highlights reports, studies, and feedback on efforts that can make a positive impact in our quest for health. Topics we cover in this issue are included […]
Researchers have discovered how immune cells triggered by recurrent Strep A infections enter the brain, cause inflammation, and may lead to autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders in children, including PANDAS. Children with PANDAS exhibit high levels of […]
BY HOWIE’S MOM Our journey with Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) started on May 2, 2014. My healthy 9-year-old son, Howie, came home with a sudden head-jerking movement. I asked what was wrong and he […]
VIJENDRA SINGH, PH.D. Autoimmunity is a major cause underlying many chronic diseases. There are 85 or so human conditions that are generally considered autoimmune diseases. It is estimated that 55 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases, in which the body’s immune system becomes activated abnormally.