Hashimoto's encephalopathy in a patient with septal panniculitis: a case report

C. Cosso, M. Ghio, M. Cutolo

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Abstract

Hashimoto's encephalopathy (HE) is an autoimmune form of encephalopathy, associated with autoimmune thyroiditis. Its prevalence is estimated to be 2:100,000. HE is characterized by behavioral changes, mental confusion, dysarthria, ataxia, psychosis, paranoia, convulsions, hallucinations, headache and hyperthermia. Elevated thyroid antibodies are necessary for diagnosis and the disease responds dramatically to glucocorticoid therapy. We describe a patient with HE and panniculitis, an association reported twice in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-269
Number of pages2
JournalReumatismo
Volume70
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 20 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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