Childhood Post-infections Autoimmune Encephalopathy (CPAE) Center of Excellence (Part of Arkansas Children's Hospital)
1 Children's Way
Little Rock, AR 72202
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About Childhood Post-infections Autoimmune Encephalopathy (CPAE) Center of Excellence
Welcome to the UAMS/ Arkansas Children’s Post-infectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy (CPAE) Center of Excellence
The Children’s Post-infectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy (CPAE) Center of Excellence at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, developed in partnership with UAMS and in cooperation with the NIH/NIMH utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to implement an integrated model of basic science and clinical research, clinical care and teaching to address a spectrum of neuropsychiatric disorders that are often misdiagnosed, underdiagnosed or undiagnosed in children.
Postinfectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy (PAE) is a condition where an infection triggers an autoimmune reaction that targets the brain, leading to changes in neurologic function, mood and behavior. PAE includes disorders such as PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome), PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infection).
The CPAE Center of Excellence has three goals:
- To deliver multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art care to children who experience behavioral and neurological changes after an infection.
- To investigate the causes of Postinfectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy.
- To find new treatments to improve outcomes and eventually cure children with Postinfectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy.
What to Expect at Your Clinic Visit
Clinical services are provided at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and children treated at the center will be offered a multidisciplinary evaluation, recommendations to your PCP and care team, and ongoing support to you and your PCP.
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.
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