(Some info: P.A.N.D.A.S = Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections)
What started out as a sore throat for Maury Cronauer two years ago developed into a frightening cascade of symptoms. She began to exhibit bizarre behavior — blurting out disturbing thoughts, obsessively washing her hands until her skin was raw. Her parents were completely baffled — and frightened. “When she would wake up in the morning we weren’t sure what Maury we were going to get,” said her mother, Michelle Cronauer.