An interview with Dr. Friedmeyer, Pediatrician at Baycare, Tampa, FL
PANDAS is short for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. A child may be diagnosed with PANDAS when:
A sudden onset of symptoms appear following a streptococcal (strep) infection, such as strep throat or scarlet fever. that look like Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), tic disorder, or both
The symptoms of OCD or tic symptoms suddenly become worse following a strep infection.