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Nursing. 2019 Aug;49(8):46-49. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000559921.99814.23.

PANDAS: What nurses need to know.

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Chelsea Melerine is a recent BSN graduate of the honors program at LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing in New Orleans, La., where Linda M. Ledet is an assistant professor of clinical nursing.

Abstract

Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS) describes a disorder that develops in children who abruptly develop neurologic abnormalities following a streptococcal infection. The authors discuss what is known about this poorly understood disorder and how nurses can educate and support patients and their families.

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