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Friday, July 25, 2014
I heard about a tic disorder that occurs after a Strep infection. The initials used were PANDAS. What is this? Does it go away after antibiotic treatment?
PANDAS is an abbreviation for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections. I would like to refer you to the following website sponsored by the National Institute of Health, as it should answer all of your questions: http://intramural.nimh.nih.gov/research/pdn/web.htm
Peter Grubbs, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati