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2010-04-09 12:12:32

PANDAS is an abbreviation for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections. This diagnosis was created when clinicians observed that following streptococcal infections, which include strep throat, scarlet fever, and impetigo, children developed tics and symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In a new longitudinal study appearing in Biological Psychiatry, published by Elsevier, researchers identified new infections in children and...


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