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PANDAS stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Assoc with Strep. When a child has strep, their antibodies turn on the child and attack the basal ganglia part of the brain. This may cause OCD, tics, extreme separation anxiety, rages, sensory issues, and more.
Your child does not have to have a sore throat or fever in order to have strep. Often PANDAS kids will not exhibit symptoms of strep except for some the behavior changes mentioned above.
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