Providers to use caution linking youth strep, psychiatric disorders

04/12/2004 | Yahoo!

Health care professionals should reconsider prescribing antibiotics to children based on the belief there is a link between strep infection and developing tics and obsessive behavior, according to a report in the journal Pediatrics. The study says that although strep may be involved in some cases, scientific evidence is not substantial enough to prove the connection to involuntary behavior.

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