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Link: Complex partial status epilepticus as a manifestation of Hashimoto’s encephalopathy

Epileptic seizures are a frequent manifestation of Hashimoto’s encephalopathy. However, status epilepticus associated with Hashimoto’s encephalopathy are not well characterized in medical literature. We described here a 16-year-old girl who presented with complex partial status epilepticus associated with elevated anti-thyroid antibodies. Ictal EEG showed lateralized high amplitude rhythmic delta waves over the right hemisphere and ictal single-photon emission computed tomography revealed regional hyperperfusion of the right parietal and temporal lobes. The patient was unresponsive to antiepileptic drug therapy but responded to intravenous steroid treatment. Screening of serum anti-thyroid antibodies for unexplained encephalopathy with epileptic seizures is suggested, as early recognition and prompt steroid treatment may lead to a favorable prognosis.

 

The full text can be found at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S105913110700129X.

Copyright © 2007 British Epilepsy Association. Published by Elsevier Ltd. | by Meng-Han Tsaia, Lien-Hui Leea, Shan-Der Chena, Cheng-Hisen Lua, Ming-Tsung Chenb, Yao-Chung Chuanga,

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Link: Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy Presenting with Progressive Cerebellar Ataxia

This study discusses a 41 year old female with multiple neurological complaints. It further suggests that Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy should be included in the differential diagnosis of a treatable ataxia. To read the full text, proceed to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2077662/.

The full text of this article is found at PMC and was published in 2007.

Copyright © 2007 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd

 

 

 

 

 

 

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