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My daughter had encephalitis.Cause for this is group a streptococcus.Aso test showed 908 lu/ml.Whether it could be pandas syndrome?
PANDAS syndrome: This rare pediatric condition producing neuropsychiatric symptoms in association with group a beta-strep infections has been well described, except that causality does not seem to have been proven. Whether your daughter's encephalitis was due to gabs infection is questionable, but a good pediatric infectious diseases expert may help explain this for you. Complex. Hope she is better soon. ...Read more
Read: Horner's syndrome is the combination of drooping of the eyelid (ptosis) and constriction of the pupil (miosis), sometimes accompanied by decreased sweating of the face on the same side; redness of the conjunctiva of the eye is often also present. It indicates a problem with the sympathetic nervous system. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doctor can evaluate: Other than treating the underlying condition(s) causing raynaud's symptoms, avoiding emotional stress, keeping warm, not smoking, and avoiding caffeine, some medications can help. Nifedipine, diltiazem, losartan, and prazosin have been used in patients with raynaud's phenomenon, to block vasospasm and/or relax vessels so they can dilate to let more blood flow through them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ekbom's syndrome: If you know the term then you know that ekbom's syndrome is delusional parasitosis. (patient believes they have parasites but there is no evidence on a medical eval of a parasitic ds). If your doctor has ruled out a parasitic infection & has consultations w/individuals he trusts from infectious diseases, dermatology & neurology w/all recommended workups (-); its time for symptom tx w/psyche help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
SJS: A very serious skin reaction with very high morbidity and poor prognosis. Drugs are the most common cause, but viral infections (including hiv) have also been implicated. If there is even the slightest concern for sjs, you need to seek immediate dermatologic evaluation as this is a medical emergency. This is in the same family as erythema multiforme and toxic epidermal necrolysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too complicated: This is too complicated of a topic to discuss in this forum. You should discuss this with your child's pediatrician who can give better advice with more information and your specific concerns. This is a link that provides a comprehensive overview of AIWS: http://www.aliceinwonderlandsyndrome.net/ I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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