Post Archives

Visitor Survey

Visitor Survey

NCSE

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.

The article appears in the Journal of Neurology and the text can be found at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00415-013-7228-0#page-1. However, you may have to purchase the article or log into the site to read the full text.

 

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

This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice. Nothing contained in this site is intended to be used as medical advice. No articles, personal accounts, or other content are intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professionals advice.