Report Staph infection in throat in PANS / PANDAS (Lyme included) Posted June 5, 2014 I posted last week about my 4 year old being sick--negative strep test but warm to me, suddenly afraid to go into another room alone, clingy whiny, 2 pandas sibs. So I got a letter in the mail yesterday telling me the results of the culture. She has a staph infection. I have looked around a little bit, and there seems to be a question about whether or not staph could trigger PANDAS flares. But I thought I had read that it could before. And I have no doubt that it can as dd; had clear PANDAS symptoms just like when her sister (12) was this age. The nurse practitioner we saw was very concerned....mainly that the only way that she thought this could have happened was through sexual abuse. I know that this is not the case because she is never alone, and she doesn't go out anywhere because we homeschool. i also know that our kids have issues like crazy infections that surprise doctors. Any thoughts on treatment or expericed with staph as trigger? Btw, my somewhat stabilized pandas dd12 is now much less stable, and my dd17 is sick with a fever today (she is not diAgnosed with pandas). My ds8 seems fairly stable.