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Link: Severe complication of catatonia in a young patient with Hashimoto’s encephalopathy comorbid with Cornelia de Lange syndrome

Dear Editor,

Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLs) is a rare genetic disease diagnosed as a cluster of symptoms; however, there are only a few reports mentioning the immunologic problems in patients with CdLs. Hashimoto’s encephalopathy (HE) is an autoimmune encephalitis, which manifests as neurocognitive impairment and elevated antithyroid antibody (ATA) titers. Childhood HE manifests especially as more neuropsychiatric symptoms. However, there are no reports discussing the most severe neuropsychiatric complication, that is, catatonia, in HE. We herein report the first case of a severe complication of catatonia in a patient with HE comorbid with CdLs.

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Copyright © 2014 Published by Elsevier Inc. | by Yen-Wen Chen, Pi-Lien Hung, Ching-Kuan Wu, and Ping-Tao Tseng

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