WQED Specials

A Childhood Mystery: PANDAS and PANS Disorder

Season 2019 Episode 6 | 7m 46s

PANDAS/PANS sounds warm and cuddly, but it's actually the acronym for a frightening, often misdiagnosed pediatric syndrome. PANDAS and PANS are autoimmune reactions to different infections that inflame the brain and changes children's personalities overnight. We meet families dealing with the illness, and the doctor who gives them cause for hope.

Aired: 03/15/19

Rating: NR

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