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Link: SAT-064: Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Associated with Steroid-Responsive Encephalopathy: A Case Report on Hashimoto′s Encephalopathy

Hashimoto’s encephalopathy (HE) is a rare and underdiagnosed clinical entity presenting as a neuropsychiatric syndrome, associated with serologic evidence of antithyroid antibodies after other causes of encephalopathy are excluded. The main hallmark of HE is its good prognosis and responsiveness to steroids and immunosupressants. We report a case of a patient with elevated thyroid antibodies presenting with aphasia, confusion and lethargy, dramatically improved after steroid therapy.

 

The abstract can be found at http://press.endocrine.org/doi/abs/10.1210/endo-meetings.2015.THPTA.8.SAT-064.

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