Strep Throat and OCD Are Linked, Israeli Researchers Find

Researchers at Tel Aviv University discover that the childhood exposure to the bacteria streptococcus A, which causes strep throat, can also damage brain function, leading to obsessive-compulsive disorder later on.

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A common microbe that leads to childhood strep throat, long seen as an irritating but easily treatable virus, can have menacing long-term effects on brain...