ERIC Number: EJ818844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
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Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infection: A Case-Control Study among Privately Insured Children
Leslie, Douglas L.; Kozma, Laura; Martin, Andres; Landeros, Angeli; Katsovich, Liliya; King, Robert A.; Leckman, James F.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v47 n10 p1166 Oct 2008
The link between streptococcal infections and the onset of a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders is studied using a national sample of privately insured children. Findings suggest that patients with new-onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome or tic orders were more likely to have been diagnosed with streptococcal infections in the previous year before the onset of illness.
Descriptors: Patients, Diseases, Mental Disorders, Health Insurance, Clinical Diagnosis, Correlation, Case Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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