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Hashimoto's encephalitis


Other Names for this Disease

  • Hashimoto's encephalopathy
  • Steroid-responsive encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroiditis
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Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of Hashimoto's encephalitis?

The symptoms of Hashimoto's encephalitis are variable among individual patients. The relapsing/remitting vasculitic type typically manifests with encephalopathy and stroke-like episodes. The diffuse progressive type has a more insidious onset and progressive course with occasional fluctuations and is characterized by psychiatric symptoms and dementia. Either type might also present with tremor, myoclonus, seizures, aphasia, stupor (a state in which the patient is unresponsive but can be aroused briefly by a strong stimulus, such as sharp pain), hypersomnolence (excessive sleepiness), gait ataxia, or coma.[1]
Last updated: 4/16/2010

References
  1. Marshall GA, Doyle JJ. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2006; http://neuro.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/18/1/14. Accessed 4/16/2010.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Hashimoto's encephalopathy
  • Steroid-responsive encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroiditis
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.