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 friends 7yr old boy started throat clear, eye blink, squeal tics. Has full blown strep, could this be panda? Transient tic? What expert handles this?
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Dr. Allen Lewis
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends ..
The hallmark trait for pandas is sudden acute & debilitating onset of intense anxiety and mood lability accompanied by obsessive compulsive-like issues and/or tics in association with a streptococcal-a (gabhs) infection that has occurred immediately prior to the symptoms.
Therefore, if this is an abrupt change in behavior, then pandas is possible. See http://pandasnetwork.Org to find a provider.

In brief: Depends ..
The hallmark trait for pandas is sudden acute & debilitating onset of intense anxiety and mood lability accompanied by obsessive compulsive-like issues and/or tics in association with a streptococcal-a (gabhs) infection that has occurred immediately prior to the symptoms.
Therefore, if this is an abrupt change in behavior, then pandas is possible. See http://pandasnetwork.Org to find a provider.
Dr. Allen Lewis
Dr. Allen Lewis
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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Unclear background
Is your friend asking for help? He/she should be working with pediatrician.
While panda seems to be a real phenomenon, don't worry about this yet. Usually these patients need to be seeing a strong team - psychiatry, pediatrician, neurology - to treat the findings, for now.

In brief: Unclear background
Is your friend asking for help? He/she should be working with pediatrician.
While panda seems to be a real phenomenon, don't worry about this yet. Usually these patients need to be seeing a strong team - psychiatry, pediatrician, neurology - to treat the findings, for now.
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
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