Jennifer Frankovich, MD, MS discusses the co-occurrence of systemic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases—including the overlap between pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) and autism.

About the speaker:

Dr. Jennifer Frankovich is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy, Immunology Rheumatology (AIR) at Stanford University/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH). Her clinical expertise is in systemic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases that co-occur with psychiatric symptoms. She completed her training in pediatrics, pediatric rheumatology, and clinical epidemiology at Stanford University/LPCH. In addition to generating clinical data to better understand the PANS illness, she is collaborating with ten basic science labs who aim to understand the immunological underpinnings of the illness.

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