Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) Care

For children who have a suspected or diagnosed condition of Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) or a related condition known as Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS), we are here to help.

We know that these conditions present a sudden, seemingly inexplicable change in children, and understand that getting accurate diagnosis, proper treatment and family support can make a profound difference for both the child’s health and the entire family’s well-being. Our goal is to provide outstanding care based on groundbreaking research, and to tailor care to your child’s unique combination of symptoms and your family’s personal needs.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford was the first public institution to start a PANS service in 2012. We hosted the first national PANS conference in the spring of 2013 where we worked to create clear diagnostic guidelines. The second annual conference will work on treatment guidelines. We also hold weekly conference calls with PANS/PANDAS experts from across the country to discuss diagnostic dilemmas, treatments and how to move forward with research.

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