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Possible PANDAS - antibiotic question!

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Hi there everyone! I'm so happy to have found this forum.

 

I have an 8 year old son who has had tics on and off since about 3 years old. He doesn't fit into the Tourette's diagnosis and I was always told by his Drs. that he'd grow out of his tics, but they're still here! He's had strep a few times and I'm taking him to the dr. soon to talk more about PANDAS.

 

My question is: He has taken antibiotics a couple of times since the tics started, could it still be PANDAS? I don't know if some antibiotics only target certain areas or if any antibiotics that he's taken should have wiped out the strep infection if that's what is causing his tics.

 

Thank you so much for any information!

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FWIW, strep isn't the only type of infection that can cause a problem. (Others include mycoplasma and lyme, but there are more.) See e.g. this article. Also consider the health of the child's immune system (e.g. IgG levels). Good luck with the pediatrician - some are receptive while many are not.

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