Strep infection may prompt a severe reaction in some children, causing their own immune system to attack cells in the brain. What appear to be extreme psychological symptoms result from what is really a physical disorder. The disorder, known as PANDAS, is often misdiagnosed.
- J.C. Konecny, Executive Director, PANDAS Network and parent of PANDAS sufferer
- Dr. Elizabeth Latimer, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Georgetown University