How long can these symptoms exist in a child and what is the age range of children getting PANDAS syndrome?

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Physical symptoms are:

  • Memory problems
  • Sleeping problems
  • Inability to focus
  • Joint pain
  • Frequent urination or bedwetting
  • Tics and unusual movements
  • Sensitivity to light, touch and sound
  • Poor handwriting
  • Deterioration of small motor skills
  • Refusing to eat, thus leading to weight loss

Psychological symptoms are:

  • Emotional and developmental regression
  • Visual or auditory hallucinations
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Frequent mood changes
  • Obsessive, compulsive and repetitive behaviors
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According to current studies, it is hard to expect how long will the symptoms exist. But the symptoms can be controlled under treatment such as IVIG and antibiotics, although there is chance of relapse. Usually, this disorder can occur in children from age 3 to puberty.