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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663941/randomized-controlled-trial-of-intravenous-immunoglobulin-for-pediatric-autoimmune-neuropsychiatric-disorders-associated-with-streptococcal-infections
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Kyle A Williams, Susan E Swedo, Cristan A Farmer, Heidi Grantz, Paul J Grant, Precilla D'Souza, Rebecca Hommer, Liliya Katsovich, Robert A King, James F Leckman
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS) are hypothesized to occur as a result of cross-reactive antibodies produced in response to group A streptococcal infections. Previous research suggests that immunomodulatory therapies, such as intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), may lead to rapid and sustained symptom improvement in patients with PANDAS. METHOD: A total of 35 children meeting criteria for PANDAS and moderate to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) were enrolled in a randomized-entry, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 6-week trial of IVIG (1 g/kg/day on 2 consecutive days), followed by optional open-label treatment for nonresponders, with follow-up at 12 and 24 weeks...
October 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619047/pandas-a-systematic-review-of-treatment-options
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REVIEW
Zachary Farhood, Adrian A Ong, Christopher M Discolo
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS) is a rare but important condition for pediatric otolaryngologists to recognize. Several treatment options exist including tonsillectomy, antibiotic treatment/prophylaxis, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), and psychiatric medications/therapy. METHODS: A systematic review of the PubMed, EMBASE, and Scopus databases was performed searching for articles that focused exclusively on the aforementioned treatment modalities in the PANDAS population...
October 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26142065/impact-of-immunoglobulin-therapy-in-pediatric-disease-a-review-of-immune-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Priscilla H Wong, Kevin M White
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) provides replacement therapy in immunodeficiency and immunomodulatory therapy in inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. This paper describes the immune mechanisms underlying six major non-primary immunodeficiency pediatric diseases and the diverse immunomodulatory functions of IVIG therapy. In Kawasaki disease, IVIG plays a major, proven, and effective role in decreasing aneurysm formation, which represents an aberrant inflammatory response to an infectious trigger in a genetically predisposed individual...
December 2016: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25658609/use-of-intravenous-immunoglobulin-in-the-treatment-of-twelve-youths-with-pediatric-autoimmune-neuropsychiatric-disorders-associated-with-streptococcal-infections
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Miro Kovacevic, Paul Grant, Susan E Swedo
This is a case series describing 12 youths treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infection (PANDAS). Although it is a clinically based series, the case reports provide new information about the short-term benefits of IVIG therapy, and are the first descriptions of long-term outcome for PANDAS patients.
February 2015: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/15999030/the-pandas-subgroup-recognition-and-treatment
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S E Swedo, M Garvey, L Snider, C Hamilton, H L Leonard
A subgroup of patients with childhood-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has been identified who share a common clinical course characterized by dramatic symptom exacerbations following Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal (GABHS) infections. The term PANDAS has been applied to the subgroup, to indicate the postulated etiology of their symptoms: Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections. Five clinical characteristics define the PANDAS subgroup: presence of OCD and/or tic disorder, prepubertal symptom onset, sudden onset or abrupt exacerbations (sawtooth course), association with neurological abnormalities (presence of adventitious movements or motoric hyperactivity during exacerbations), and temporal association between symptom exacerbations and GABHS infections...
May 2001: CNS Spectrums
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