Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder, or PANDAS, is caused by group strep A, the same infection that causes strep throat.


Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder (PANDAS) results when strep antibodies attack the brain, specifically the basal ganglia, which is responsible for movement and behavior. When the antibodies interact with this area of the brain, it can...

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