Childhood Post-infectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy (CPAE) Clinic (Part of Arkansas Children's Hospital)
1 Children's Way
Little Rock, AR 72202
- 8 AM – 12 PM
The 3rd Friday of every month.
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About Childhood Post-infectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy (CPAE) Clinic
The Childhood Post-infectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy (CPAE) Clinic is a collaboration between UAMS Health and Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Our clinic serves children and adolescents younger than 21 years old with sudden, unexpected neuropsychiatric symptoms. We only treat patients who meet the criteria for PANS (pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome) and/or PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections). We give preference in making appointments to residents of Arkansas.
How We Serve Our Patients
At the CPAE Clinic, we will evaluate and assess for post-infectious autoimmune encephalopathy. For those who meet our diagnostic criteria, we will work with you and your primary care physician (PCP) to develop a care plan which we will ask your PCP to implement. We will offer ongoing support to you and your PCP as you progress through treatments.
For those who do not meet the diagnostic criteria at our clinic, we will facilitate referrals for care.
What to Expect at Your Clinic Visit
- A neurological evaluation
- A child/adolescent psychiatric evaluation
- A psychological evaluation and functional behavior assessment (FBA)
- Recommendations to your primary care physician based on findings
Patients are not offered medical interventions or treatments at the time of their visit. We are not able to offer acute inpatient psychiatric care or transportation to/from our clinic. We are also unable to guarantee insurance coverage.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital Neurosciences Center
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