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PANDAS

Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections

The Child Advocate is devoted to children and the parents and professionals that work with them and advocate for them.  Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections or PANDAS is an unusual process that physicians are just learning more about.  PANDAS can imitate, exacerbate or cause any number of psychiatric conditions.  PANS is a newer term used to describe the larger class of acute-onset OCD or related cases. PANS stands for Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome and includes all cases of abrupt onset OCD, not just those associated with streptococcal infections.The following are some current concepts and links to learn more.

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PANDAS and First-Degree Relatives

Psychiatric Disorders in First-Degree Relatives of Children with Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) 3 (A journal article by Lougee, Perlmutter, Nicolson, Garvey, and Swedo)  This Article Review is...