6ABC HealthCheck Examines PANDAS
Earlier this week, 6ABC examined the often unheard of condition pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders, better known as PANDAS. Josephine Elia, M.D., a psychiatrist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, explained that it is believed that PANDAS results from a patient’s own antibodies mistakenly interacting with the brain instead of streptococcal or other bacteria. This suspected error could be the cause of the anxiety, tics, and obsessive compulsive tendencies that are hallmark of PANDAS. Watch the video below to learn more about this condition, and how Dr. Elia was able to help CHOP patient and PANDAS sufferer Dante.