A Diagnostic Dilemma of Antiglutamic Acid Decarboxylase 65 (Anti-GAD 65) and Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Antibodies in a Girl Presenting with Acute-Onset Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Acute-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder can be challenging, especially when triggered by an underlying disease process. Clinicians often turn to Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS), but it is important to consider a broad differential in these patients. We present a case of a 9-year-old girl with acute-onset obsessive-compulsive behavior likely triggered by a post-infectious phenomenon that ultimately resolved following treatment with plasmapheresis.
Freeman, Cecilia; Langeveldt, Antanoid J; and Miller, Robyn R, "A Diagnostic Dilemma of Antiglutamic Acid Decarboxylase 65 (Anti-GAD 65) and Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Antibodies in a Girl Presenting with Acute-Onset Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder." (2021). Department of Pediatrics Faculty Papers. Paper 100.
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This article is the author's final published version in Case Reports in Psychiatry, Volume 2021, March 2021, Article number 6672028
The published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/6672028
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