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Updated PANS/PANDAS Diagnosic and Treatment Flowcharts Published

CLINICIAN RESOURCES

DIAGNOSTIC GUIDELINES

PPN maintains the most up to date clinical guidelines for PANDAS and PANS. Guidelines will always be based on published information and further refined and explained by the Diagnostics & Therapeutics Committee.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

PPN Treatment Options aim to provide the breadth of potential therapies for PANDAS and PANS, updated for the latest research and experience of clinicians. There are a variety of treatment options available.

SEEING YOUR FIRST PATIENT

“Seeing Your First Child with PANDAS/PANS” is a medical guide consisting of: overview and current theories, PANS diagnostic criteria, PANS workup recommendations, and setting medical and family expectations.

FLOWCHARTS

The diagnostic flowchart and treatment guidelines include a detailed process provided for determining the appropriate diagnosis and symptom severity-based treatment protocols for mild, moderate, and severe/extreme cases.

VIDEO URGES CLINICIANS TO CONSIDER PANS/PANDAS

If you see a child with a sudden and dramatic onset of unwanted thoughts, fears, rituals, OCD, and a decline in mental health, consider PANS/PANDAS.

Strep or another infection may be triggering the symptoms and distress.

STUDY RECRUITING

Trial of Naproxen Sodium for the Treatment of OCD in Children With PANDAS

“The investigators propose to systematically evaluate the effects of naproxen sodium on anti-obsessional and behavioral improvement and conduct the first randomized controlled trial of naproxen sodium in the treatment of children with PANDAS.”

LATEST RESEARCH

Cognitive, Graphomotor, and Psychosocial Challenges in PANDAS

“These findings indicated relative difficulties with aspects of executive and motor functions. Although evaluations were performed following the resolution of acute symptoms, ongoing and significant academic difficulties and emotional, behavioral, and social concerns were targets for clinical intervention and support.”

FRONTIERS IN PSYCHIATRY

Autoantibody Biomarkers for Basal Ganglia Encephalitis in Sydenham Chorea and PANDAS

“Our results suggest that the panel of four antineuronal antibodies and CaMKII activation assays successfully identify acute illness in PANDAS, providing opportunities for rapid and accurate diagnosis and treatment.”

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OUR MISSION

The PPN mission is to maintain the industry standard PPN Guidelines for Diagnostics and Therapeutics, foster continuous education and communication within the multi-disciplinary medical community and to sponsor research for developing diagnostic tests, treatment protocols and a cure for PANDAS/PANS within this generation.

CHANGE THE COURSE OF MENTAL ILLNESS WITHIN A GENERATION

PPN’s goal is to help medical professionals understand, diagnose and treat PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) and PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) by providing to them quality research, diagnostic and treatment tools. Your donation dollars will not only help maintain PPN’s tools, but will help further prove that the immune system can cause such psychological distress.