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Keywords

GAS infection, group A streptococcal infection, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PANDAS, PANS, pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infections, streptococcal infection, Tourette syndrome

 

Authors

  1. Melerine, Chelsea BSN
  2. Ledet, Linda M. DNS, APRN, PMHCNS-BC

Abstract

Abstract: Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS) describes a disorder that develops in children who abruptly develop neurologic abnormalities following a streptococcal infection. The authors discuss what is known about this poorly understood disorder and how nurses can educate and support patients and their families.