Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococci (PANDAS): update

@article{Shulman2009PediatricAN,
  title={Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococci (PANDAS): update},
  author={S. Shulman},
  journal={Current Opinion in Pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={21},
  pages={127–130}
}
  • S. Shulman
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Pediatrics
  • Purpose of review To review recent developments related to the proposed entity Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococci (so-called ‘PANDAS’). Recent findings The relationship between obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) or tics/Tourette's syndrome in childhood to antecedent group A streptococci (GAS) is unclear. One recent prospective cohort study found that more than 85% of clinical exacerbations in OCD/tic behavior in patients who met criteria for PANDAS had… CONTINUE READING
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