WBEZ: Family Struggles for Treatment for PANDAS Diagnosis

After a bout of strep, Bailey Evert began having symptoms of mental illnesses. He exhibited physical tics, feelings of severe anxiety, and signs of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He was diagnosed with PANDAS — pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococci. It’s a controversial diagnosis.

Now young Bailey and his family find themselves in the middle of a scientific storm just to get treatment.

Julianne Hill brings us the second part of this story, and picks things up when Bailey’s just 10 years old.

 

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Client: WBEZ

Date: March 9, 2010

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