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Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus

Paediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcusis (PANDAS) is a condition in which children develop antibodies which attack the basal ganglia in the brain as well as those bacteria.

PANDAS is believed to be caused when a child is exposed to the common group-A beta-haemolytic streptococcal bacteria, which occur in the throat.

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