Raising awareness about PANS/PANDAS Connecticut doctors make the connection

The Wilton mom noticed the involuntary movement was similar to that of her friend’s son, who had been diagnosed two years earlier with PANDAS — Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections.

Though McCullough had been a registered nurse for more than 20 years, this was her first time hearing about the disorder that describes children and adolescents who have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and/or tic disorders with severe accompanying symptoms — such as anxiety, concentration problems and severely restricted food intake — that worsen as a result of

New Haven Register-2017