Does pandas go away on its own?
Thereof, what happens if pandas goes untreated?
Symptoms of PANDAS can leave your child unable to function at school or in social situations. Untreated, symptoms of PANDAS may continue to worsen and can result in permanent cognitive damage. For some children, PANDAS can become a chronic autoimmune condition.
Also, how long can pandas go undiagnosed? “PANDAS turned out to be the cause of new obsessive-compulsive symptoms in our son, who also has autism. But the lack of information and awareness left his symptoms untreated for nearly 3 years.
Just so, what are the symptoms of pandas disease?
In addition to OCD symptoms, other PANDAS/PANS-specific symptoms may include:
- Severe separation anxiety.
- Anorexia or disordered eating.
- Urinary frequency.
- Tics and/or purposeless motor movements.
- Acute handwriting difficulty.
What is the treatment for pandas syndrome?
Currently, the primary medical therapy is focused on controlling the OCD symptoms, and therefore selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medications are frequently used (fluoxetine [Prozac] and others). The other more acute measure in treating PANDAS is treating the strep infection associated with the symptoms.