Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection and obsessive-compulsive disease: a case report.

  title={Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection and obsessive-compulsive disease: a case report.},
  author={Tugba Erener Ercan and Gokmen Ercan and Burcu Severge and Muhsin Arpaozu and Gulten Karasu},
  journal={Journal of child neurology},
  volume={23 3},
It has been demonstrated that obsessive-compulsive disease and/or tic syndromes in children may be triggered by an antecedent infection especially with group A beta-hemolytic streptococci, and this subgroup of children has been designated by the acronym PANDAS (pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections). Other infectious agents such as viruses and bacteria have also been reported to be associated with the acute onset or dramatic exacerbation of… CONTINUE READING


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