Scarlet Fever, Scarlatina. An illness usually caused by infection arising from certain strains of Strep, or Streptococcus bacteria. It often affects young children and teenagers. The symptoms are readily recognizable.
PANDAS, is an abbreviation for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. The term is used to describe a subset of children and adolescents who have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and/or tic disorders, and in whom symptoms worsen following strep. infections such as "Strep throat" and Scarlet Fever. PANS is a newer term used to describe the larger class of acute-onset OCD cases. PANS stands for Pediatric Acute-onset Neuro
Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection caused by group A Streptococcus. This illness affects people who have strep throat or streptococcal skin infections. Scarlet fever is treatable with antibiotics and also helps clear up symptoms faster and reduces spread to other people. Although anyone can get scarlet fever, it usually affects children between 5 and 12 years of age. The classic symptom of the disease is not the fever, but a certain type of red rash that feels rough, like sandpaper.