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BiomedicalPANDAS/PANSCommunity Library PANDAS to CANS: Evolution of a Controversial Disorder: Infectious diseases in children and little consensus exists on role of group A streptococcal infection in autoimmune/neurological phenomenon.
BiomedicalPANDAS/PANSCommunity Library Information about PANDAS: Recognition and diagnosis of PANDAS/PANS as well as the treatments are explained.
BiomedicalPANDAS/PANSCommunity Library Obsessing Over Strep Throat in Kids: Research Links Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder to Common Childhood Illness: While scientists have speculated on a link between obsessive-compulsive disorder and childhood infections like strep for more than two decades, a psychology researcher in Israel has now scientifically demonstrated that strep can lead to brain dysfunction and OCD. The breakthrough could lead to new drugs for treating OCD, and may in the future prevent the psychiatric disorder altogether.
BiomedicalPANDAS/PANSCommunity Library Breakthrough in the Neuroscience of PANDAS/PANS Mechanisms: Researchers at Columbia University, University of Minnesota and Georgetown University collaborated on breakthrough PANDAS/PANS research. Dr. Dritan Agalliu's lab initiated this neuroscience project to assess how the blood brain barrier (BBB) of PANDAS children can be breached. The researchers discovered that repeat strep infections inspire a change in helper T-cell activity which negatively impacts the BBB.
BiomedicalPANDAS/PANSCommunity Library “Clinical Evaluation of Youth with Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS): Recommendations from the 2013 PANS Consensus Conference” in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology Volume xx, Number x, 2014: This article is a complete study done on PANDAS and PANS with in depth information on every aspect of this syndrome.