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Hashimoto's encephalopathy masquerading as acute psychosis.
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PMID:  18313925     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hashimoto's encephalopathy (HE) is a relapsing, but exquisitely corticosteroid-responsive encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroiditis. Although a rare disease, with just over 100 cases reported, it may be under-recognised. Its presentation can be protean with prominent neuropsychiatric features, stroke-like episodes, seizures and myoclonic jerks. Prompt corticosteroid treatment usually leads to rapid recovery. Here we report a patient with HE, initially presenting with florid neuropsychiatric symptoms. Recent developments in the understanding of this condition are discussed.
R A Wilcox; T To; A Koukourou; J Frasca
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-03-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0967-5868     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-20     Completed Date:  2009-04-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1301-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Level 2, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, Adelaide 5042, South Australia, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Brain Diseases / complications*,  pathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Electroencephalography / methods
Hashimoto Disease / complications*,  pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Psychotic Disorders / etiology*

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