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Link: The use of plasma exchange in Hashimoto’s encephalopathy: A case report and review of the literature.

Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy (HE) is a very rare condition characterized by psychosis, seizures, cognitive fluctuations, and myoclonus. In a few published cases, plasma exchange has been used due to the theoretical removal of antithyroid peroxidase antibodies (anti-TPO), one of the postulated causes of the condition.

 

The abstract can be found at unboundmedicine.com; however, the full text seems to only be available by purchase from the publisher. The full text can be published at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jca.21353/full.

 

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