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PANDAS: Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with group A streptococci

Michael E Pichichero, MD
Section Editors
Sheldon L Kaplan, MD
Douglas R Nordli, Jr, MD
Thomas JA Lehman, MD
Deputy Editor
Mary M Torchia, MD


An overview of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with group A streptococci (PANDAS) will be presented below. The diagnosis, complications, and treatment of group A streptococcal (GAS) infection, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and tic disorders in children are discussed separately:

(See "Group A streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis in children and adolescents: Clinical features and diagnosis".)

(See "Complications of streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis".)

(See "Treatment and prevention of streptococcal pharyngitis".)

(See "Obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents: Epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, course, assessment, and diagnosis".)

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