If your child has been diagnosed with Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) or Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS), our Irvine integrative medicine specialists can help.* At Integrative Medicine Orange County, we provide comprehensive integrative medicine that combines conventional and progressive healthcare focused on the whole person to provide the best opportunity at a proper diagnosis, symptom relief, and effective treatment.*
PANS/PANDA treatment is a key focus of our integrative medical practice and we are prepared to put our experience and knowledge to work for you and your child.* To learn more, call (949) 860-7088.
PANS and PANDAS both involve neuropsychiatric disorders that come on suddenly and unexpectedly in children. Although they may have similar symptoms, PANDAS is recognized as a subset of PANS. PANDAS involves a sudden onset of neuropsychiatric disorders associated specifically with streptococcal infections like strep throat, scarlet fever, or perianal strep. The direct cause of PANS is unknown in many cases but is thought to be linked to metabolic disturbances, infections, or other inflammatory reactions that interrupt a child’s normal neurologic activity.
In both PANS and PANDAS, a child may suddenly exhibit the following symptoms, sometimes overnight:
Some children with PANS or PANDAS may be misdiagnosed with psychiatric illnesses and treated solely with psychotropic drugs, which may not actually address the root cause of their problems. With the proper treatment, PANS and PANDAS patients can have symptoms relieved or eliminated entirely. Our goal is to properly diagnose these conditions so we can then provide the most effective treatment through integrative medicine.*
What if you could address the underlying cause of PANS or PANDAS?
Call our Irvine integrative medicine center to find out more about
integrative treatment options: (949) 860-7088.