Paediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Temporally Associated with COVID-19

Paediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Temporally Associated with COVID-19

RCPCH Publish Guidelines on Paediatric Multisystem Infalmmatory Syndrome Temporally Associated with COVID-19 NHS England have noted that there has been an apparent rise in children of all ages presenting with a multi-system inflammatory response across London and other parts of the UK. The cases have in common overlapping features of toxic shock syndrome and atypical […]

COVID-19 IgG Antibody Tests Update

COVID-19 IgG Antibody Tests Update

The MHRA has asked laboratories to “pause” their testing of self-collected finger prick samples for antibodies against COVID-19. This is not about the reliability of tests but because they want to ensure that patients are given the correct medical support when they have these tests done and that the correct processes have been followed. There […]

New Service Launch-Behaviour Therapy for Tics

New Service Launch-Behaviour Therapy for Tics

Comprehensive Behaviour Therapy for Tics (CBiT) The main thrust of treatment for Tics (particularly in patients with PANDAS or PANS) is the use of antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and psychotropic drugs. However, Thenemann et al (2107) noted that “while underlying infectious and inflammatory processes in PANS and PANDAS patients are treated, psychiatric and behavioural symptoms need simultaneous treatment […]

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Ibuprofen use in Coronavirus Patients

Ibuprofen use in Coronavirus Patients

The UK health agencies have changed their advice on using ibuprofen in patients with symptoms of Coronavirus now saying that ibuprofen can be used in patients with symptoms of coronavirus. Neither the MHRA or NICE have fully explained the change in advice but it is thought that this is based on the latest data that […]

Ibuprofen Use in Children During COVID-19 Pandemic

Ibuprofen Use in Children During COVID-19 Pandemic

There has been much alarm raised about the use of ibuprofen in children during the current COVID-19 pandemic and lots of fake news. This issue is particularly important in children who use ibuprofen to control their disease symptoms (eg in children with PANDAS/PANS). We are aware of stories circulating about four children in Cork but […]