Subgroup to Clinical Syndrome : Modifying the PANDAS Criteria to Describe PANS ( Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome )

@inproceedings{Swedo2012SubgroupTC,
  title={Subgroup to Clinical Syndrome : Modifying the PANDAS Criteria to Describe PANS ( Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome )},
  author={Susan E. Swedo and James F. Leckman and Noel R. Rose},
  year={2012}
}
Despite continued debates about the role of Group A streptococcal infections in the etiopathogenesis of PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections), experts on both sides of the controversy agree that a subgroup of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have an unusually abrupt onset of symptoms, accompanied by a variety of comparably severe and acute neuropsychiatric symptoms. The acuity of symptom onset is the hallmark feature… CONTINUE READING
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