Autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infection: Sydenham chorea, PANDAS, and PANDAS variants.

@article{Pavone2006AutoimmuneND,
  title={Autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infection: Sydenham chorea, PANDAS, and PANDAS variants.},
  author={Piero Pavone and Enrico Parano and Renata Rizzo and Rosario Rich Trifiletti},
  journal={Journal of child neurology},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 9},
  pages={
          727-36
        }
}
Streptococcal infection in children is usually benign and self-limited. In a small percentage of children, prominent neurologic and/or psychiatric sequelae can occur. Sydenham chorea is the best defined and best recognized. PANDAS (pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infection) is a well-defined syndrome in which tics (motor and/or vocal) and/or obsessive-compulsive disorder consistently exacerbate in temporal correlation to a group A beta-hemolytic… CONTINUE READING
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