A 37-year-old member asked:
Is anyone very familiar w panda? friends son has had undiagnised strep for some time and had tics 3 months ago and now they are back w vocal&blink. ?
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Family Medicine 44 years experience
PANDA syndrome: Panda stands for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcus, in which your child, after a strep throat, may be having hyperactivity, moodiness and blinking of his eyes. F your child does have strep throat on testing, it should be treated with antibiotics. Experts hypothesise that helping the brain recover with nutrients may reduce vulnerability to further damage.
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Pediatric Neurology 33 years experience
MDs treating PANDAS: Yes - I have been successful in treating cases of pandas using antibiotics, steroids, supplements and even ivig - but a thorough medical history and exam is essential before any treatment regimen is started to make sure that this is truly pandas. A list of treating mds, by state, can be found at pandasnetwork.Org.
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Last updated May 17, 2017
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