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Link: A follow-up 18F-FDG brain PET study in a case of Hashimoto’s encephalopathy causing drug-resistant status epilepticus treated with plasmapheresis

Hashimoto’s encephalopathy (HE) is a rare neuropsychiatric syndrome associated with antithyroid antibodies. It may have an acute onset (episodes of cerebral ischemia, seizure, and psychosis) or it may present as an indolent form (depression, cognitive decline, myoclonus, tremors, and fluctuations in level of consciousness). We here describe a case of encephalopathy presenting as non-convulsive status epilepticus associated with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT), unresponsive to corticosteroid therapy, with improvement after plasma exchange treatment.

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Copyright © Springer-Verlag Heildelberg 2014 | Journal of Neurology | April 2014, Volume 261, Issue 4, pp 663-667

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