Pediatric Infection-Triggered Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder

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What is Pediatric Infection-Triggered Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder?

Pediatric infection-triggered autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder (PITAND), is characterized by the development of OCD-like symptoms, tics, and neuropsychiatric symptoms after a viral or bacterial infection. It is often grouped with PANS and PANDAS, although the terms may not be interchangeable.

Common symptoms reported by people with Pediatric Infection-Triggered Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder


Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Pediatric Infection-Triggered Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder

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(Adderall)
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Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
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Fatigue (1)
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(Migralex)
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Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
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Pain (1)
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(Neurontin)
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Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
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Pain (1)
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(Plaquenil)
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Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
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(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
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Insomnia (1)
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(Gammaglobulin (IVIg))
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Prescription Drug
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1
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(Breath Meditation)
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Other
How many have tried
1
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Insomnia (1)
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(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
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Supplement
How many have tried
1
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Insomnia (1)
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(Namenda)
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Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
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Anxious mood (1)
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(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with Pediatric Infection-Triggered Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Pediatric Infection-Triggered Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder

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(Adderall)
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No evaluations
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Jittery feeling Loss of appetite
How many evaluations
1
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Fatigue (1)
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(Migralex)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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(Neurontin)
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for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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(Plaquenil)
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for Pediatric Infection-Triggered Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Skin sensitivity to sun (Photosensitivity)
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1
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(Vistaril)
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for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
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How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
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(Gammaglobulin (IVIg))
Perceived effectiveness
for Pediatric Infection-Triggered Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Flu like symptoms Headaches
How many evaluations
1
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(Breath Meditation)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
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(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
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(Namenda)
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No evaluations
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No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
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Anxious mood (1)
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(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with Pediatric Infection-Triggered Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Pediatric Infection-Triggered Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 2
30s 4
40s 2
50s 0
60s 0
70+ 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

53% Female
47% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from PITAND patients who have completed their condition history
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