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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.
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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)
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