International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 193--195

Hashimoto's encephalitis: Rare manifestation of hypothyroidism


Manish Gutch1, Annesh Bhattacharjee1, Sukriti Kumar2, Durgesh Pushkar1 
1 Department of Medicine, King George's Medical College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, King George's Medical College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Manish Gutch
Department of Medicine, King George's Medical College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India

Hashimoto's encephalitis is a rare, heterogeneous and completely treatable form of neuroendocrine disorder manifesting with seizures, stroke-like episodes, encephalopathy, dementia and variable neuropsychiatric manifestations. It is generally associated with a background of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, and the patient has high titers of antithyroid antibodies, especially antithyroid peroxidase antibodies. This entity responds dramatically to corticosteroids, hence should be always considered and excluded while treating a patient with encephalopathy in the background of a thyroid disease.


How to cite this article:
Gutch M, Bhattacharjee A, Kumar S, Pushkar D. Hashimoto's encephalitis: Rare manifestation of hypothyroidism.Int J App Basic Med Res 2017;7:193-195


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Gutch M, Bhattacharjee A, Kumar S, Pushkar D. Hashimoto's encephalitis: Rare manifestation of hypothyroidism. Int J App Basic Med Res [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Sep 22 ];7:193-195
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