Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infection (PANDAS): a Controversial Diagnosis

@article{Oliveira2010PediatricAN,
  title={Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infection (PANDAS): a Controversial Diagnosis},
  author={S. Oliveira and C. F. Pelajo},
  journal={Current Infectious Disease Reports},
  year={2010},
  volume={12},
  pages={103-109}
}
  • S. Oliveira, C. F. Pelajo
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Current Infectious Disease Reports
  • Despite more than a decade of studying pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infection (PANDAS), it is still not possible to confirm its existence and whether it is a poststreptococcal autoimmune disorder. Many controversies remain: the diagnostic criteria have not been validated, evidence of autoimmunity remains inconclusive, evidence of a genetic predisposition is weak, and streptococcal infections are common in childhood and could represent only a… CONTINUE READING
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