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Understanding PANS/PANDAS in Children

Thursday, June 30th 2022 10:00am 4 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

We all hope for our children to be healthy. Unfortunately, some children do experience issues that go beyond a cold or flu.

Sometimes, symptoms emerge, and a parent doesn’t know why or what to do. If your child is showing symptoms of PANS or PANDAS, there are several ways to help.

What are PANS and PANDAS?

PANS stands for Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome.

PANDAS stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections

Approximately 1 in 200 children will be impacted by PANS and PANDAS. Boys are 2.5 to 4.7 times more likely than girls to develop PANS/PANDAS. Both syndromes involve neuropsychiatric changes triggered by infections and/or toxins.

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