Diagnosis & Treatment Guidelines

We are now accepting patients within the surrounding counties of Stanford: Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara San Francisco, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Cruz,  Monterey,  Napa, Sonoma, Solano, San Benito, and Sacramento.  In order to qualify for entry into our clinic, the patient must be established with their primary doctor for at least 3 years within this service area. Rarely, we make exceptions to this rule if a patient’s case is: 1) unique/rare and meets the criteria for a funded observational study, or 2) meets the criteria for a funded interventional study.


We hope that the information below can help other clinicians manage patients with PANS.

For guidelines regarding the diagnosis of PANS, please see the published PANS Consortium Guidelines:

Chang K*, Frankovich J*, Cooperstock M, Cunningham M, Latimer E, Murphy T, Pasternack M, Thienemann M, Williams K, Walter J, Swedo S. Clinical Evaluation of Youth with Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS): Recommendations from the 2013 PANS Consensus Conference. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, Vol. 25, No. 1, February 2015: 3-13. PMID: 25325534

For diagnostic and treatment algorithms, please see the PANDAS Physicians Network site.

For live and recorded Q&A's, and webinars aimed at providers and patient families, please frequent the Neuroimmune Foundation site