Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections: clinical description of the first 50 cases.

@article{Swedo1998PediatricAN,
  title={Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections: clinical description of the first 50 cases.},
  author={Susan E. Swedo and Henrietta L. Leonard and M. Garvey and Barbara B. Mittleman and Anita J Allen and S J Perlmutter and Lorraine C Lougee and Sandra Dow and J Zamkoff and Billinda K Dubbert},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1998},
  volume={155 2},
  pages={264-71}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics of a novel group of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and tic disorders, designated as pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal (group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal [GABHS]) infections (PANDAS). METHOD The authors conducted a systematic clinical evaluation of 50 children who met all of the following five working diagnostic criteria: presence of OCD and/or a… CONTINUE READING
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