What is PANDAS? (No, Not the Animal)

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This article was written by Lily Kangas.

Most people will get strep throat at some point. Usually, a case of strep means staying at home and taking a few days off of school or work until you feel better. For children with PANDAS, however, these symptoms escalate from a scratchy throat or fever to a full fledged psychiatric breakdown.