UPDATED 12/9/2013 to include additional notes.
November 9 and 10 proved to be a well informed and uniting day for parents, researchers, and physicians. With over 400 people in attendance, this was the largest conference solely devoted to PANDAS and PANS. Thank you to the NE PANS/PANDAS Parents Association for their great work and . . . → Read More: NE Conference Highlights
In the newly published paper Dopamine Receptor Autoantibodies Correlate with Symptoms in Sydenham’s Chorea , Drs. Ben-Pazi, Stoner, and Cunningham linked, for the first time, autoimmunity with neuropsychiatric symptoms.
This paper is based on findings in children with SC (Sydenham’s Chorea), but lays the foundation for PANDAS and PANS as well.
Over the past . . . → Read More: Cunningham Paper Links Autoimmunity with Neuropsychiatric Symptoms
Dr Madeleine Cunningham
The following lecture will be held by the Harris D. Riley, Jr. Pediatric Society and is open to the public. This teaching seminar will feature Dr. Madeleine Cunningham. It is not an introductory lecture and will include “technical language”.
This would be a great opportunity for Oklahoma pediatricians and providers. . . . → Read More: Dr. Cunningham to Present at “Lectureship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases” 11/6/13
Those not living in the Unites States can now benefit from the newly available Cunningham Panel of Tests through Wieslab!
“Wieslab has formed a partnership with Moleculera Labs in Oklahoma USA, in regards to PANDAS / PANS testing. Wieslab acts as Moleculera’s service partner in countries outside of North America. Consequently, Wieslab . . . → Read More: INTERNATIONAL Cunningham Panel of Tests Available through Wieslab
The long anticipated Moleculera Labs officially open today, April 22, 2013!
This lab will offer a a series of five (5) assays called the “Cunningham Panel”. According to their website, “The collective results of the panel of 5 tests will provide an assessment as to the anti-neuronal and autoimmune state of the patient at the time . . . → Read More: Moleculera Labs Opens!
Dr. Swedo, et. al's White Paper on PANS was released in February 2012
Infectious Diseases in Children new article, PANDAS to CANS: Evolution of a controversial disorder is available online.
This is a brief history (or evolution) of where some of the confusion about PANDAS came from and the issues we still face. . . . → Read More: “Infectious Diseases in Children” Article Now Online
The long awaited TEL AVIV STUDY has been published!!! The study is titled “Behavioral, Pharmacological, and Immunological Abnormalities after Streptococcal Exposure: A Novel Rat Model of Sydenham Chorea and Related Neuropsychiatric Disorders” has recently been released in the newest issue of Neuropsychopharmacology!
Only the abstract of this study is available for free to the public. This . . . → Read More: Tel Aviv/Rat Model Study Published!
The news article, Families fight with PANDAS, is the story of the Pendergrafts and Poarch families and their journey with PANDAS.
Beginning with a diagnosis of Asperger’s and then PANDAS, Bridget Pendergraft recalled how, “it was literally like somebody flipped a switch and all of this came on, totally out of the blue…We were scared … It was . . . → Read More: The Pendergrafts & Poarch Families: PANDAS in the News
“If autoantibodies are proven to affect behaviors,
it will change the way we think about and treat mental disorders forever.”
On 5/29/2011, Dr. Madeleine Cunningham presented “PANDAS and Autoimmunity” at the Autism One/Generation Rescue Conference. As of today (5/31), the archived video presentation . . . → Read More: “PANDAS and Autoimmunity”-Summary of Dr. Cunningham’s AutismOne Presentation