What is PANDAS?
Pediatric Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Strep. Children often present with an acute onset of psychiatric symptoms that include: sudden onset of OCD, restriction of food, bedwetting, irritability/anger, mood swings, poor handwriting, tics/involuntary movements, auditory/visual sensitivity, trouble sleeping.
What is PANS?
Pediatric Acute -onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome. Similar to PANDAS, however, it can be triggered by other infections/toxins, metabolic disturbances and inflammatory reactions.
If you believe that your child may be suffering from PANDAS/PANS, it is important to do a comprehensive evaluation to determine the root cause(s) and then develop a personalized treatment plan to address those issues. It takes a skilled clinical diagnostician with a holistic approach to support both the child and family through this process. Natasha Ruiz, MSN BSN FNP-C has treated many children with PANDAS/PANS successfully.
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