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PANDAS child trapped in Boston Children’s Hospital

Amazing story in the Boston Globe about what can happen if a child with PANDAS is put into the wrong hospital – one that does not agree with the PANDAS diagnosis. PANDAS is short for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated¬†with … Continue reading

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Toxo infection increases risk for suicide

At the PANDAS meeting last week in Irvine, my Swedish publisher, Gunilla Gerland of Pauvus Utbildning, told me about 2 new articles on Toxoplasma gondii infection, which are of interest in light of the discussion in Chap. 5 of my … Continue reading

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Live chat on Autism Speaks Facebook Tue, 8/29

I’ll be answering questions and discussing the NYT article on immune involvement in autism tomorrow, 8/29, 3pm EDT:¬†https://www.facebook.com/autismspeaks?ref=stream&sk=app_226961267321617 So it turned out than an hour was no where near long enough to answer all the questions. Therefore, I’ll attempt to … Continue reading

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Of PANDAS and rats

In a post on 4/6/12, I reviewed a paper by Zhang et al. that provided evidence that anti-streptococcus antibodies can penetrate into the brain and possibly excite neurons in areas relevant for behaviors relevant for PANDAS and OCD. The authors … Continue reading

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Autism mtg Tomorrow; Pandas mtg in Sept

At least for those of you who live in SoCal, there are 2 mtgs of interest to the public coming up: Sat, May 5, 1-2;30pm, Calif Sci Center, next to the Natural History Museum and the Coliseum Autism: An Epidemic … Continue reading

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PANDAS definitely not extinct

I read Beth Maloney’s book, “Saving Sammy”, in one sitting. It is a beautifully written, riveting and inspiring story of her struggle to deal with her son’s sudden onset of obsessive compulsive behaviors, which eventually took over the life of … Continue reading

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