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Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp. 2008 Aug-Sep;59(7):362-3.

[PANDAS Syndrome: a new tonsillectomy indication?].

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Servicio de Otorrinolaringología y Patología Cérvico-Facial, Hospital Universitario de Salamanca, Salamanca, España.


PANDAS Syndrome (Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus) is a rare disease described in 1998. In this disease, there is a relationship between group A beta haemolytic streptococcal tonsil infections and the exacerbation of neuropsychiatric disorders. A case report of a 9-year-old child with PANDAS syndrome is presented. This child has had no further symptoms after tonsillectomy. The understanding about PANDAS syndrome and tonsillectomy is reviewed.

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