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October 18, 2011 in Features

Karli Bossman, 8, of Clayton, N.C., plays with a pet at her home recently. Karli has suffered with a little-known illness called PANDAS, which is triggered by strep infections and causes disorders such as OCD symptoms.

Karli Bossman, 8, center, plays with her siblings at her home in Clayton, N.C., Aug. 9. After an 11-doctor, three-psychologist odyssey through the medical system, she was dianosed with PANDAS, a condition triggered by strep infections and causes OCD.