Online Seminar: Dr Tim Ubhi “PANS PANDAS – Sudden Onset of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Children”

This seminar took place on Friday 14 May and was facilitated by Julia Knight, our Press & Community Outreach Manager.

Dr Tim Ubhi is a NHS Consultant Paediatrician with a special interest in PANS PANDAS. He was a founding member of the UK PANS PANDAS Physicians Network and is also a member of the Scientific & Medical Advisory Board for the European Neuro-Immunopsychiatric Association. Dr Ubhi is also Clinical Director for The Children’s e-Hospital, an innovative online child health service.

PANS is the acronym for Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome, a more recently defined disorder which encompasses the more familiar medical condition, PANDAS or Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal infections. PANDAS is now considered a subset of the broader classification, PANS.

A growing number of children and adolescents are believed to unknowingly suffer from PANS or PANDAS – treatable neuropsychiatric conditions that are characterized by a sudden onset of obsessive-compulsive behaviours (OCD), motor and/or vocal tics, anorexia and other neuropsychiatric presentations.

Streptococcal infections are associated with PANDAS whereas other infections, including Lyme disease, can be associated in PANS. Dr Ubhi gives an overview of both conditions in this seminar – you can also download the slides from this talk.

Disclaimer: These talks are for informational purposes only. LDUK does not endorse any clinic or practitioner.