PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated With Streptococcal Infections): Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated With Streptococcal Infections stands for PANDAS. Signs and symptoms of PANDAS include symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and tics. Treatment involves antibiotics.
Strep Throat Strep throat is a disease caused by infection with streptococcal bacteria. Strep throat is contagious. Strep throat symptoms include fever, pain, redness, and swelling of the throat and tonsils, swollen lymph nodes, white or yellow patches on the back of the throat. Treatment for strep throat includes home remedies to sooth symptoms such as throat lozenges, OTC medications, herbal teas to sooth the throat, and hydration. Medical treatment for strep throat includes antibiotics to prevent complications.