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Link: Hashimoto’s myoclonic encephalopathy: an underdiagnosed treatable condition?

We report two patients with subacute diffuse encephalopathy characterized by confusion, myoclonic encephalopathy, and mild akineto-rigid extrapyramidal signs in one case and by apathy, memory deficit, and partial complex seizures in the other.

 

Unfortunately this is an abstract only but useful information for those suffering myoclonic jerks and Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy. The abstract can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8866497/.

 

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Link: UK Guidelines for the Use of Thyroid Function Tests

Purpose of the guidelines

It is hoped that the document will provide guidance for primary care physicians, specialist physicians, endocrinologists, and clinical biochemists. The accompanying patient information sets have been especially designed to explain thyroid function testing and to summarise the main recommendations in the guidelines in everyday language. The purpose of the guidelines is to encourage a greater understanding of thyroid function testing amongst all stakeholders with a view to the widespread adoption of harmonised good practice in the diagnosis and management of patients with thyroid disorders. The guidelines are also intended to provide a basis for local and national audit and each section offers recommendations that are suitable for the audit process. The document should be considered as guidelines only; it is not intended to serve as a standard of medical care. The doctors concerned must make the management plan for an individual patient. The focus of the document is thyroid function testing, and it is not intended to be a comprehensive text on thyroid disorders.

 

This guide may be of particular interest to women who wish to get pregnant and who also have been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy, or who have a family history of thyroid disease, or women who are currently in the early stages of pregnancy. The full document can be found at  http://www.british-thyroid-association.org/info-for-patients/Docs/TFT_guideline_final_version_July_2006.pdf

Copyright © The British thyroid Association 2006

 

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Link: Re: TPO v. microsomal abs in Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy

This link will take you to a Listserv specifically for neurologists and clinicians discussing a range of neurological and diagnostic testing information. This tread leads to a discussion on Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy between clinicians.

Re: TPO v. microsomal abs in Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy

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.