Carolina Villarreal-Reséndez, Department of Psychiatry, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Javier Lugoleos-Cano, Department of Psychiatry, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico


Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS) is a group of apparently rare conditions, with a sudden onset, typically before puberty, of obsessive symptoms, compulsions, and/or tics, which can be accompanied by other non-specific psychiatric and neurological symptoms associated with Streptococcus pyogenes infection. This entity is rarely considered in the diagnostic approach of those who suffer from these symptoms. The case of a patient is presented to exemplify some of the controversies associated with PANDAS diagnosis and its treatment.



Keywords: Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus. Tourette syndrome. Tic. Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Streptococcus pyogenes.