Clinical Case Conference 8 (open)
The Infection That Unraveled the Genetic Code to Madness: First Psychotic Episode in a 12 Year Old Child Involving a Chromosomal Abnormality and Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated With Streptococcus

It is important to know about the medical comorbidities involved in neuropsychiatric presentation, such as the relationship between chromosomal abnormalities and autoimmune responses, and how this may lower the threshold to trigger new onset psychosis in children. Learn to identify the underlying causes of new onset psychosis associated with Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) through history taking and clinical examination while using laboratory data as supporting evidence rather than a diagnostic tool; enhance your awareness of other medical co-morbidities involved in neuropsychiatric presentation; and foster critical thinking in diagnosing, identifying causative factors, and selecting appropriate interventions to optimize treatment outcome.
Thursday, October 29, 2015: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
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