Sen. Tom Cullerton's resolution creates PANDAS Awareness Day
State Sen. Tom Cullerton (D-IL) has done his part to raise awareness for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal infections (PANDAS) by passing Senate Resolution 237 designating Oct. 9 of 2016 as PANS, PANDAS and PITAND Awareness Day in Illinois.
“Education is essential to early detection," Cullerton said. "No one wants to see children suffer. The faster we diagnose children affected by PANDAS, the quicker we can begin treatment."
PANDAS is potentially a lifelong disease that is estimated to affect nearly 175,000 children and adolescents in Illinois. It has even been found in adults.
SR 237 passed the Senate unanimously.