PANDAS -  A cute  acronym to a serious neurological disorder in children.


The term PANDAS (Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infections ) is used to describe children with obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms and is precipitated by a streptococcal infection. It is proposed that antibodies induced after group A streptococcal infection react with basal ganglia neurones in PANDAS.


 

Reference:

- Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS): Experience at a Tertiary Referral Center


- Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS): An Evolving Concept



 



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