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Hashimoto-Enzephalopathie. Steroid-sensitive Enzephalopathie bei Hashimoto-Thyreoiditis [Hashimoto encephalopathy: steroid-sensitive encephalopathy in Hashimoto thyroiditis].
Publication types: Case Reports ; English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Hashimoto's encephalopathy is a steroid-responsive, relapsing or progressive encephalopathy associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Characteristic clinical features are confusion, seizures, alteration in conscious level, stroke-like episodes, myoclonus, and tremulousness. High CSF protein levels without pleocytosis and a diffusely abnormal EEG are typical findings. Brain CT and MRI and cerebral angiogram are usually normal. We present two case reports of Hashimoto's encephalopathy in 55- and 77-year-old patients who both responded well to steroid therapy, and review the literature.
Aged, Anti-Inflammatory Agents/therapeutic use, Autoantibodies/blood, Brain Diseases, Metabolic/diagnosis, Brain Diseases, Metabolic/drug therapy, Diagnosis, Differential, Electroencephalography, Female, Humans, Middle Aged, Steroids, Thyroid Function Tests, Thyroiditis, Autoimmune/complications, Thyroiditis, Autoimmune/diagnosis, Treatment Outcome
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