Other Names for this Disease
- Hashimoto's encephalopathy
- Steroid-responsive encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroiditis
- Hashimoto encephalitis
Your QuestionWhat causes Hashimoto's encephalitis?
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The exact cause of Hashimoto's encephalitis (HE) is unknown, but is thought to relate to autoimmune or other autoinflammatory processes. While it is associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, the exact nature of the relationship between the two conditions is unclear. It does not appear to be directly related to hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
Last updated: 9/18/2014