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‘My brain is making me do this’: Family fights for insurance coverage of brain disease caused by strep

WSMV 4 Nashville, TN

Lauren Lowrey

January 2024

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – A little-understood disease could be affecting as many as 1 in 200 children in the United States and research suggests it often goes misdiagnosed. PANS, the acronym for Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome, is a disease in children that occurs after repeated infections, most commonly strep.

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