Our clinic provides comprehensive care to patients in the Phoenix metro area who are experiencing symptoms of PANS or PANDAS. We offer education and support for families,as well as ongoing support for primary care providers in our community. We want to provide a place where families are given direction, support and hope with the challenges of a complex neuropsychiatric condition. We strive to provide patient centered evidenced based care, as well as collaborate with the University of Arizona Steele Center to implement current research based protocols in our practice.
Please note: A referral from pediatrician or family practitioner required
Located on the campus of Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, the CPAE Clinic is a program of Banner Children’s Specialists. Here, pediatricians, pediatric neurologists and pediatric neuropsychologist collaborate with their Tucson-based clinical and research colleagues at Diamond Children’s Medical Center and the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center.
Acute-onset neuropsychiatric disorders in children often go misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. The Children’s Postinfectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy (CPAE) Clinic gives pediatric patients the expert care they need when an infection-induced autoimmune reaction targets the brain. The resulting changes in neurologic function, mood and behavior require swift, specialized care.
Conditions that may lead to neurologic autoimmune reactions include:
Symptoms of CPAE include acute sudden onset of:
Treatment for CPAE is tailored to the individual needs of each patient. Depending on the root cause and symptoms present, treatment may include: