What is PANDAS?*
PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) is a pediatric autoimmune disorder characterized by the dramatic onset of neuropsychiatric symptoms such as obsessions, compulsions, motor or vocal tics. PANDAS is thought to be similar to Sydenham Chorea where there is dramatic symptom exacerbation following a strep infection.
PANDAS is thought to be caused by the following sequence of events in this order
The production by the immune system of an antibody that can interact with neuronal tissue
A failure of the immune system to suppress this antibody
A breach of the blood brain barrier such that the antibody reaches neuronal tissue
Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy has been working with PANDAS practitioners to compound prescriptions that can be beneficial for patients with this condition.
If your child suffers from separation anxiety, tics, irritability or agression, feel free to call and speak to one of our pharmacists.
Click here for a comprehensive list of medications we compound. For any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at 1-800-918-8831.
Other pages of Interest:
* from PANDAS Resource Network - About PANDAS - http://www.pandasresourcenetwork.org/about-p-a-n-d-a-s/