‘PANS’ – The little-known syndrome going undiagnosed in Australian children
9 News Australia. By Emily McPherson. May 4, 2021
“It’s a really common and there is a very big story that if you have the wrong kind of brain genes and immune genes you can be vulnerable to getting infections that can trigger abnormal responses in the brain.”
It is this same interplay between genetic and environmental factors which Professor Dale believes could help explain PANS.
“I have been thinking about this for 20 years … I think PANS is probably a very important observation and what it tells us in my mind is that there is a very complicated interaction between the environment, immune system and the brain,” Professor Dale said.”