In A Pickle Over PANDAS

First Edition Design Pub.
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This book is about a young boy’s journey with a harrowing illness called PANDAS, an acronym for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus. He wakes up one morning, and overnight, is stricken with unusual and frightening symptoms that turn his world upside down. Some of the symptoms he experiences are anxiety & OCD. This happened all because an autoimmune response caused dysfunctional antibodies to invade the basal ganglia of the brain instead of fighting off the streptococcus bacteria. The boy has never even heard of PANDAS. After a long road, filled with doctor visits, blood draws, procedures & surgery, he is finally on the road to recovery. In time, he is able to forget about this harrowing illness. Then, the only PANDAS he knows of are the black and white bears at the zoo.

www.PANDAS-DISORDER.com


Keywords - PANDAS, PANS, Pediatric, Autoimmune, Neurological, Disorder, Streptococcus, Anxiety, OCD, Antibiotic.
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About the author

Melanie S. Weiss, RNC-MNN, BSN has been a registered nurse for thirty years, certified in maternal-newborn nursing. Her goals in writing this book were to explain a frightening illness to the children afflicted with it, in an informative but non-frightening way, and to raise awareness about the disorder. She is also the author of the article, “The Pandemonium of PANDAS.” Melanie lives in Long Island, NY with her husband and three sons and is an employee of the North Shore LIJ Health System.
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Publisher
First Edition Design Pub.
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Published on
Jun 3, 2015
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Pages
42
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ISBN
9781622879243
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Health & Daily Living / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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