PANDAS, is an abbreviation for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. The term is used to describe a subset of children who have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and/or tic disorders such as Tourette Syndrome, and in whom symptoms worsen following strep infections such as "Strep throat" and Scarlet Fever.
- "From Paresis to PANDAS and PANS" by Former NIH NIMH Director Thomas Insel, 26 March 2012 New
- ClinicalTrials.gov Ongoing Studies of Intravenous Immunoglobulin for PANDAS, ClinicalTrials.gov A service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
- ABC News report PANDAS: Strep Throat Can Lead to OCD in Children, October 5, 2014, by Susan Donaldson James via Good Morning America.
- PANDAS: Frequently Asked Questions about Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. Provided by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
- PANDAS Network is a national non-profit organization dedicated solely to fighting PANDAS disorder through a combination of research, education, and awareness.
- PANDAS and PITAND Syndromes Controversial and still highly contentious concepts of PANDAS (Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococci) and PITAND (Paediatric Infection-triggered Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders) were introduced by A. J. Allen and Swedo et al. in the late nineties. This website lists Updated PANDAS signs and symptoms