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Link: Hashimoto’s Encephalitis by by Dr. Sarosh Irani, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

 Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy (HE) was first described in 1966. It is a rare condition, which is probably of autoimmune origin. Autoimmunity describes disorders in which the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys the body’s tissues. HE is usually defined by the presence of high levels of thyroid antibodies in the blood.  HE has been reported in all age groups but typically affects females of around 50 years of age. – The Encephalitis Society

To read the full text, proceed to http://www.encephalitis.info/information/types-of-encephalitis/types-of-autoimmune-encephalitis/hashimoto-s-encephalitis/

The full text of this article is found at Encephalitis Society. Copyright  © March 17th 2014 Dr. Sarosh Irani, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

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