PANS - PANDAS

PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal) occurs when strep triggers a misdirected immune response that results in inflammation in the child’s brain. The child quickly begins to exhibit life changing symptoms such as anxiety, tics, personality changes, OCD, aggressive behaviors, decline in math and handwriting abilities, restrictive eating, sensory sensitivities and more.

PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) is similar to PANDAS but  the infectious trigger or environmental factors that misdriect immune response are not caused by strep. 

To learn more about this you can visit the following organizations:

PANDAS NETWORK

OCD and PANDAS

More PANDAS links

Documentry Film about PANDAS: My Kid is Not Crazy


Dr. Bock speaks about Lyme, Autism, PANS/PANDAS


This is from Scott Ferguson’s awesome website Better Health Guy. He interviews Amy Joy Smith about PANS/PANDAS


DISCLAIMER: There are several affiliate links throughout this site. When you purchase a product through an affiliate link, a small portion of your sale will go to supporting this educational website at no additional cost to you.                 LymeCompass.net content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The information on this site is for educational purposes only.
Communicate with your Lyme literate physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have about your medical condition.
Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read or saw on this website. The statements in this site have not been evaluated by the FDA.
LymeCompass.net does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, opinions, procedures or other information that are mentioned on this website. 
We are not a medical entity. The content of this site is not medical advice. This website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It is for research purposes only!
Privacy Policy
© LymeCompass.net ~Meredith Klein ~2018-2019~All rights reserved.

This site is a work in progress and will be updated often!