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Strep Infections May Be Associated with ADHD

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  • A new study has shown that children with ADHD are more likely to have high levels of strep antibodies, suggesting a recent strep infection.
  • Previously, scientists had suspected that strep infections were associated with Tourette syndrome and OCD, but the new study did not find such an association.
  • Researchers caution that giving antibiotics to prevent ADHD is not a good option at this point.

 

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