Cross-reaction between antibodies against streptococcal antigens produced following GABHS
infections and basal ganglia antigens in children with genetic susceptibility is the main pathogenetic mechanism (2).
Secondary bacterial infections caused by particularly GABHS
Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infection (PANDAS) is the acute onset of neuropsychiatric symptoms following GABHS
Immune-mediated central nervous system manifestations of GABHS
infection include SC, PANDAS, and a variety of neurobehavioral disorders.
Perianal streptococcal dermatitis (PSD) typically affects children 6 months to 10 years old and is usually caused by group A BHS (GABHS
) with the species name Streptococcus pyogenes (2, 3).
Certain clinical features may assist in distinguishing viruses from GABHS
As the signs and symptoms of GABHS
pharyngitis overlap extensively with other infectious causes it is difficult to make a diagnosis based solely on clinical findings.
Clinical and epidemiological findings and diagnosis of pharyngitis due to group A f3-haemolytic streptococci (GABHS
(2,3) In cases of bacterial infection, the most common pathogen is group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus (GABHS
Her throat culture was negative for group-A beta-hemolytic streptococcus (GABHS
According to them, their study supports the hypothesis that some neuropsychiatric syndromes may be triggered by direct action of antibodies assocaiated with Strep throat bacteria, scientifically known as Group A beta-hemolytic streptoccoccus (GABHS
), on the brain.