Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Jan;18(1):113-5. doi: 10.4103/2230-8210.126589.

An unusual presentation of Hashimoto's encephalopathy.

Author information

  • 1Department of Endocrinology, LLRM Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Abstract

Hashimoto's encephalopathy (HE) is a rare steroid-responsive encephalopathy syndrome, which can have highly variable neuropsychiatric manifestations and can go unrecognized for a long time. HE is a diagnosis of exclusion and should be kept in mind when evaluating a patient with a cognitive dysfunction and high titers of anti-thyroid antibodies as it responds dramatically to steroids. Steroid responsive myoclonus can be a presentation of HE.

KEYWORDS:

Anti-thyroid antibodies; Hashimoto encephalopathy; autoimmune thyroid disease; hypothyroidism; steroid responsive encephalopathy

PMID:
24701441
[PubMed]
PMCID:
PMC3968716
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Icon for Medknow Publications and Media Pvt Ltd Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk