Researchers issue definition — and name change — for PANDAS – latimes.com

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Researchers issue definition — and name change — for PANDAS – latimes.com

A mental illness that strikes young children suddenly may be caused by a range of factors, including infections, according to a new report. The paper, published in the journal Pediatrics & Therapeutics, reflects a consensus statement on a condition called Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections — or PANDAS.