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Case Studies | Psychology Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 2, February 2016

Pandas: A Rare Case Report

Y. Kulkarni, R. Warkari

PANDAS, also labelled as PANS, is a pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder due to streptococcal infection. Although it affects 1 in 1000 children, cases reported in Indian context are relatively few because of lack of awareness about the syndrome amongst clinicians. We report here a case of a 13 years old male from a rural area presenting to us with an acute onset of repetitive behavior following a febrile illness 2 months prior. Investigations confirmed rheumatic valvular heart disease. A diagnosis of PANDAS was made and treatment was started. The patient responded to treatment and gained symptomatic relief. Timely intervention and high index of suspicion towards a pediatric febrile illness can help to reduce the morbidity associated with this neuropsychiatric disorder.

Keywords: Acute onset, early adolescence, PANDAS, PANS, repetitive behavior, rheumatic heart disease

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 2, February 2016

Pages: 148 - 149

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Y. Kulkarni, R. Warkari, "Pandas: A Rare Case Report", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=NOV161061, Volume 5 Issue 2, February 2016, 148 - 149



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