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PANS/PANDAS

What is PANS/PANDAS?

Pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) and pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS) are diagnoses that often include the sudden onset of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or eating restrictions as well as symptoms from at least two of seven categories. PANS/PANDAS are diagnoses of exclusion so it is important to rule out other possible medical and psychiatric diagnoses.

Contact Our Team

Families seeking an appointment with the multidisciplinary PANDAS team should call psychiatry/psychology at 202-729-3300.

Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Lilia Mucka Andrew

Lilia Andrew

Director, Research in Anxiety Disorders Program
Psychologist
Ayman Saleh

Ayman Saleh

Medical Director, Ambulatory Psychiatry and Takoma Theatre Outpatient Clinic
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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