PANDAS & PANS

Anything that can give you a fever, in the right genetic and immune setting can give you PANDAS - Dr. Rosario Trifiletti

PANDAS & PANS

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We are all familar with the manisfestations of strep including the ubiquitous strep throat and if untreated the threat of rheumatic fever. However, like everything else, strep also has its controversies including whether to treat every throat infection with antibiotics. But, have you ever heard of PANDAS? And we're not talking about the ones made in China.

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