PANS/PANDAS Zoominar May 17, 2021, 6:30 p.m.:
When Strep Causes OCD, Anxiety and More
Panel of Experts
Margaret (Peggy) Chapman, CNS-BC, medical advisor, NEPANS
Dearborn Academy is hosting a panel discussion on the little-known but disabling PANS/PANDAS syndromes. The diseases can occur when strep, other infection or environmental factors cause a misdirected immune response resulting in inflammation on a child’s brain. This response, in turn, can trigger the sudden onset of ADHD, OCD, disabling anxiety, a decline in math and reading skills, and more.
While researchers are only beginning to study and understand the PANS/PANDAS syndromes, our panel of experts will provide the latest information on causes and treatment.