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Risk for mental disorders higher after strep throat infection

June 8, 2017

Risk for any mental disorder, OCD and tic disorders was higher among individuals aged 18 years or younger with streptococcal or nonstreptococcal throat infection, particularly for those with strep throat.

“In recent years, an increasing body of evidence has pointed toward a critical role of the immune system and infections in the development of mental disorders. Childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and tic disorders have been suggested to be associated with infections caused by group A -hemolytic streptococcus, a hypothesis termed pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infection (PANDAS), which are suggested to be caused by molecular mimicry in which antibodies directed toward the streptococcal bacteria cross-react with the basal ganglia of the brain, possibly owing to structural similarities between the streptococcal cell surface and proteins of the basal ganglia,” Sonja Orlovska, MD, of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues wrote.

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