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Misdiagnosed bipolar: One girl's struggle through psychiatric wards

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  1. Bob

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    This article is a few months old, but very interesting. The WPI Tweeted it.

    It's about a patient who was diagnosed with bipolar that didn't respond to treatment.

    And then she was rediagnosed with PANS or PANDAS, and treated accordingly with autoimmune and anti-inflammatory therapies.

    Also, the following treatment was tried:
    "Frankovich knew she needed more aggressive measures to bring Tessa back. In December 2012, after much debate within Stanford itself, agreement was reached to conduct a three-day treatment called plasmapheresis that would run Tessa's blood through a machine to clean out toxic antibodies, followed by a powerful immune-suppressing drug called Rituximab."



    Misdiagnosed bipolar: One girl's struggle through psych wards before Stanford doctors make bold diagnosis and treatment
    Julia Prodis
    April 19 2014
    www.mercurynews.com/health/ci_25600426/misdiagnosed-bipolar-one-girls-struggle-through-psych-wards

    It's all interesting, so it's difficult to pick out extracts, but here are some extracts:
     
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    Note that Dr Mady Hornig & Dr Lipkin do research in this area.
     
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