Adult PANDAS: Seek and Ye Shall Find
The prevalence of PANDAS in adults is remarkable if one bothers to look!
by Jory Goodman M.D.
PANDAS occurs in adults. Period. Is most of it new onset, or has it been there a long time, since childhood? Yes. Can one differentiate between the two? Not with any certainty in the preponderance of cases. Let’s ratiocinate for a moment. If an adult can acquire Rheumatic Fever or Glomerulonephritis after a strep infection, that adult can acquire PANDAS. If an adult can acquire Lyme disease, mycoplasma, and a myriad of viral infections, that adult can acquire PANDAS. If there is a flaw in this logic I missed it.