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If my child has PANDAS, should he have his tonsils removed?

Lynne Kenney
Psychology
The National Institute of Health does not recommend tonsillectomies for children with PANDAS, as there is no evidence that they are helpful. If a tonsillectomy is recommended because of frequent episodes of tonsillitis, it would be useful to discuss the pros and cons of the procedure with your child’s doctor, because of the role that the tonsils play in fighting strep. infections.

It is not recommend tonsillectomies for children with PANDAS, as there is no evidence that they are helpful. If a tonsillectomy is recommended because of frequent episodes of tonsillitis, it would be useful to discuss the pros and cons of the procedure with your child7apos;s doctor, because of the role that the tonsils play in fighting strep. Infections.

This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Mental Health.

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