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A Pediatric Infectious Disease Perspective on PANDAS/PANS

Dr. Ellen Wald, Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and respected pediatric infectious diseases specialist, published the PANDAS/PANS commentary, A Pediatric Infectious Disease Perspective on Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated With Streptococcal Infection and Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome, in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2019 Jul;38(7):706-709

In addition to providing an excellent review of literature surrounding the immune mediated diseases, Dr. Wald states that the existence of PANDAS/PANS “needs to be acknowledged as we work collectively to improve the healthcare of children presenting with neuropsychiatric symptoms.”

Sections include:

  • Sydenham’s chorea
  • Lessens from Acute Rheumatic Fever
  • Autoimmunity
  • Streptococcal serology
  • Diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations
  • Foundational questions and recommendations