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PANDAS: Introduction

PANDAS: A rare disorder characterized by the association of a tic disorder or OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) with a streptococcal infection and neuropsychiatric symptoms. The symptoms can start suddenly and recovery is slow with frequent relapses. It is believed that the infection affects a part of the brain that is involved with movement. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of PANDAS is available below.

Symptoms of PANDAS

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Wrongly Diagnosed with PANDAS?

Causes of PANDAS

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Less Common Symptoms of PANDAS

PANDAS: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and PANDAS

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PANDAS: Rare Types

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PANDAS: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of PANDAS:

PANDAS is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that PANDAS, or a subtype of PANDAS, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list PANDAS as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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More information about PANDAS

  1. PANDAS: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types

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