JeniB wrote:My nephew, who was slightly on the spectrum and recovered, just recently had a horrible outbreak of psoriasis on his entire body. The dermatologist was the one who discovered the strep and thought of it (said it was a long untreated strep infection causing the psoriasis). The regular pediatrician thought it was maybe chickenpox. The dermatologist didn't even test, put him on a month of antibiotics. He knew it was strep causing the psoriasis. They treated him because my brother wasn't going in trying to blame odd behavior on strep, the horrible rash on his entire body is why the doctors treated it. We are sol because we try to help the autistic behavior due to strep. Dumb doctors.
Similar story happened to me but a different outcome. Few years ago my kid was treated for strep with antibiotics, no strep culture or anything dr just looked at the throat and said it was strep. Ever since then during fall/winter months she would get sore throat and Pandas/Pans symptoms yet her throat was always negative to strep. Took her to ENT specialist who looked her throat and said no strep, it's probably acid reflux and wanted to put my kid on acid reflux meds, which I refused. Few months ago, she had a rash all over her body which emergency Dr thought it was a allergic reaction and treated her with stereoids. Took her to allergist who said that was not allergies but some immune response to something as rash didn't go away with anti histamines but with stereoids. Eventually found a specialist who took blood work and her strep antibodies titers were out of whack and now we need to do a long course of antibiotics which scares me to death as lately strep is getting more and more resistant to antibiotics (and it seems to comeback after few months)
How did you nephew do after being treated and do you know which antibiotics did he had. We were recomended to do a course of Bioxin due to coinfections.