There’s nothing black and white about this mysterious and controversial diagnosis. If your child suffers sudden mental health problems following a case of strep throat, this autoimmune condition could be the cause.

Usually the dread that comes from your kid having strep throat is the extra-long Q-Tip swirl around the throat and tonsils — and its inevitable gag (and subsequent tears).

But if the culture pops up positive, you get a quick antibiotics prescription and your child is good as new in a matter of days.

Case closed, right?

Except for some kids, that’s not where it ends. Not by far.

(Minnesotta Parent-2019)

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