Frequently used abbreviations

Some frequently used abbreviations related to this condition… please note that case varies and is not usually important:

abx: antibiotics
ad: antidepressant
AED: anti epileptic drug
ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder
amox: amoxiccillin
AN: Anorexia Nervosa
ASO: antistreptolysin O
BID: 2 times a day
BP: blood pressure, or may mean bi-polar in some cases
CaMK or CaM: CaM Kinase II (Dr. Madeline Cunningham has done research on this and has the kits available for testing)
CFS: chronic fatigue syndrome
CR: controlled release medication
CT: Cat scan
CVID: Common Variable Immune Deficiency
DAN: Defeat Autism Now!
DAN!: practitioner using protocols to treat children with autism & related conditions
DD: Dear Daughter (a number is sometimes added for age of the child)
DH: Dear Husband
dx: diagnosis
EBV: Epstein Barr virus
EEG: Electroencephalogram
ER: extended release medication
Ex: Former spouse
GABHS – Group A Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcus
GAS: group A streptococcus bacterium
GP: general practitioner
GS: gluten sensitivity
HA: Headache
h/o: history of
hx: history
IBS: irritable bowel syndrome
IVIG: Intra-Venous Immune Globulin (usually Gammagard or Gammunex)
LP: Lumbar puncture
med: medication
meds: medications
MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neuro: pertaining to the brain
NP: naturopath
OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
ODD: Oppositional Defiant Disorder
OTC: over the counter medication
PANDAS: Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections
PCP: primary care physician
Ped: Pediatrician
pen: penicillin
PEX: plasma exchange therapy
PIDD: Primary Immune Deficiency Disorder
PITAND: Pediatric Infection-triggered Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Pm: pain management or private message
PN: peripheral neuropathy
PRN: med that is taken when needed, not on a schedule
pt: patient
PT: physical therapy
q4h: medication to be taken every 4 hours; number may be adjusted for 6, 8, 12 hours etc.
QID: 4 times a day
RF: rheumatic fever
Rx: prescription
SC: Sydenham chorea; also called St Vitus Dance
SR: sustained release
s/s: signs and symptoms
SSRI: selective-serotonin re-uptake inhibitor; class of antidepressant meds
ST: Spinal Tap
T/A or T & A: Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy
TID: 3 times a day
TS: Tourette syndrome
tx: treatment
ULN: upper limits of normal
URI: upper respiratory infection
UTI: urinary tract infection
WNL: Within normal limits
zith: zithromax antibiotic

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