What is PANDAS?

PANDAS is an acronym for “Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections”. This occurs when strep triggers a misdirected immune response results in inflammation on a child’s brain. In turn, the child quickly begins to exhibit life changing symptoms such as OCD, anxiety, tics, personality changes, and decline in math and handwriting abilities, sensory sensitivities, restrictive eating, and more.