This CBC radio show caught my attention this week...the discussion was about rheumatic fever, a child hood illness that I had stemming from strep throat. Apparently, I "got off" pretty easy and didn't develop Pandas.
Pandas are not the cute and cuddly things that Harper and his wife had a photo op with as they were welcomed to our Toronto zoo
Pandas is a medical term for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections. Scientists believe that Obsessive compulsive disorder can develop quickly in children ( a mental health disorder leading to uncontrollable compulsions, thoughts, behaviours) from strep throat...but when treated quickly, can be averted. Here's the story.