A Case of Myoclonic Symptoms After Streptococcal Infection: Possible PANDAS Variant


Ceylan M. F. , Selek S., Zeytinci E., Savas H.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, vol.48, no.1, pp.85-87, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/npa.y5614
  • Title of Journal : NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-87

Abstract

Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) is defined as exacerbation of obsessive-compulsive disorder and/or tic disorder after streptococcal infections. New accumulating evidence suggests that PANDAS have some variants such as infantile-onset type, adult-onset type, myoclonic type, and dystonic type. In this report, we present the case of a fifteen-year-old adolescent who had myoclonic symptoms in the shoulders and was first treated for epilepsy and later, for conversion disorder until the diagnosis of PANDAS was established. (Archives of Neuropsychiatry 2011; 48: 85-7)