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Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy

Aaron E. Miller and Teresa M. DeAngelis

in Neuroimmunology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199732920
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322862 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199732920.003.0018

Series: What Do I Do Now

Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy

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Hashimoto’s encephalopathy (HE) is a rare but potentially corticosteroid responsive disorder, which should be considered in cases of encephalopathy of unclear etiology. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis usually does not accompany HE and thyroid function is generally clinically normal. In this chapter, we review the differential diagnostic suspicions for a case of encephalopathy of unclear etiology and respective aspects that raise concern for HE. In addition, we discuss the utility of diagnostic testing and options for therapeutic management.

Chapter.  1022 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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