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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 113-115

An unusual presentation of Hashimoto's encephalopathy


Department of Endocrinology, LLRM Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajeev Philip
G 10, PG Hostel, LLRM Medical College, Meerut 250 004, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.126589

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Hashimoto's encephalopathy (HE) is a rare steroid-responsive encephalopathy syndrome, which can have highly variable neuropsychiatric manifestations and can go unrecognized for a long time. HE is a diagnosis of exclusion and should be kept in mind when evaluating a patient with a cognitive dysfunction and high titers of anti-thyroid antibodies as it responds dramatically to steroids. Steroid responsive myoclonus can be a presentation of HE.


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