Just as the incidence and awareness of autism has grown over the years, so too has acknowledgment of Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections, otherwise known as PANDAS.
The condition is characterized by a dramatic and sudden onset of motor tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) following a streptococcal infection like strep throat. It can occur at any age among pediatric patients, but is most common in children during the pre-pubertal years.[/blockquote]
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