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Link: Recurrent status epilepticus associated with Hashimoto’s encephalopathy

Hashimoto’s encephalopathy (HE) is an infrequent disease with no well-known physiopathology. Status epilepticus is rarely reported in association with HE. We describe the 7-year evolution of a young woman who presented with recurrent status epilepticus as the main complication of HE. This evolution was especially marked by the occurrence of steroid-refractory symptoms and a poor outcome with persistent cognitive and behavioral consequences. We point out that the frontal lobes are especially implicated in these symptoms. This patient highlights the risk of multiple relapses and the need for a long follow-up period. We describe her clinical and paraclinical features, compare this patient to similar case reports, and comment on her outcome.

The full text can be found at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213323213000297.

 

Copyright © Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports, Elsevier 2013 | by H. Visée,C. Mabiglia,V. Vanderaspoilden,M.-D. Gazagnes,G. Glibert

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Video: Arun Venkatesan – Acute Encephalitis: Prognostic Factors and Novel Therapies

This video from the AE Alliance Vimeo page features a presentation by Arun Venkatesan from John Hoppkins on acute encephalitis.

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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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