Pedijatrijsko autoimuno neuropsihijatrijsko oboljenje udruženo sa streptokokom
Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infection
Jasmina Škorić1, Bojan Pavković1. 1 Dom zdravlja Dr Simo Milošević’, Beograd, Srbija
Conclusion: The patient showed signs of improvement after the intravenous administration of immunoglobulin which confirmed the underlying immunological aspect of the disease. Additionally, serologic test results that showed elevated antistreptolysin O titer and antideoxyribonuclease–B titer indicated streptococcal etiology. Precisely, these misdirected antibodies set off an inflammatory response that led to the basal ganglia damage resulting in behavioral changes, motor, cognitive and emotional disorders.