2002 issue 1

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Volume 11, issue 1

Review papers

PANDAS: Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatrie Disorder s Associated with Streptococcal infection

FILIP RYBAKOWSKI1, RENATA KOMOROWSKA1, ANDRZEJ RAJEWSKI1
1. Klinika Psychiatrii Dzieci i Młodzieży Akademii Medycznej w Poznaniu
Fostępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2002, i i, 3i-35
Keywords: streptococcal infection, mental disorders

Abstract

in recent years a number of obsessive compulsive disorders and tics Jollawing streptococcal infection have been distinguished on the grounds of clinical observations. in these cases various psychopathological symptoms develop follawing interaction of autoantibodies with new·ons of basal ganglia in the brain. The artżele presents new data concerning etiopathogenesis, clinical symptoms, and treatment of these disorders.

Address for correspondence:
Adres: Dr Filip Rybakowski, Klinika Psychiatrii Dzieci i Młodzieży Akademii Medycznej,
ul. Szpitalna 27133, 60-574 Poznań, e-mail: filrybak@polbox.com