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Does Strep Throat Trigger Serious Ills?

The Wall Street Journal

Melinda Beck

December 2011

Researchers link common ailments with rare disorders such as behavioral issues and tics. They found that millions of kids get strep throat every year, and in the majority of cases, symptoms clear up quickly. In a small number of cases, however, the outcome may be more worrisome. They found that PANDAS is becoming more common. The Group A streptococcus bacteria seem to trigger an autoimmune response, creating behavioral issues.

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