A Double-Blind Randomized Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study of Azithromycin in Youth with Acute-Onset Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Murphy, Brennan, Johnco, Parker-Athill, Miladinovic, Storch, Lewin
J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacology-2017
This double blind pilot study suggests that azithromycin may be helpful in treating youth meeting the PANS diagnosis, especially those with elevated levels of both OCD and tic symptoms. Azithromycin was well tolerated, but the potential for cardiac risks suggests that additional monitoring may be needed to ensure safety.