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PANDAS Italia City: Phone : +393737270911

We collaborated with the Tuscan Region to realize a conference interely dedicated to PANDAS/PANS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Syndrome associated with A Streptococci and Pediatric Acute Neuropsychiatric Syndrome. The event is located in the Tuscan Region Auditorium - Florence, Via Cavour 4, February the 28th, from 9.30 to 12.30.

The syndrome is not recognized by the scientific community, and lack of conclusive studies and resistance to believe that a cerebral inflammation - the basal ganglia, in that case - can result in neuropsychiatric symptoms, as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and motor and vocal tic disorder, plus many other psychiatric conditions, as separation anxiety, suicidal ideations, aggressivity, ADHD, anorexia, immotivated fears etc. Italian doctors diagnosed more than 1000 cases, till now, but the number of the probably affected children, is growing. One of the main important researcher - Dr. Madeleine Cunningham will give us her research results about receptors, molecules and neurotransmitters involved in the dramatic and sudden onset of the symptoms. PANDAS is due to the Beta-Haemolitic Group A Streptococci reaction in predisposed children. PANS can be due to others patogens, or to environmental conditions. Antibiotic treatment is the firs-line therapy. Nevertheless the majority of the children can leave this conditions around the age of 14.

We thank the Tuscan Region Government - first of all its President, Eugenio Giani -for its disposability to share the knowledge of these terrifying but curable syndromes.

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