A Rare Cause of Confusion: Steroid-Responsive Encephalopathy Associated with Autoimmune Thyroiditis
  • Laura Virginia Gonzalez
    Acute Medicine, Great Western Hospital, Swindon


Confusion, encephalopathy, anti-TPO antibodies


An 81-year-old female patient required numerous admissions for symptoms of confusion, visual hallucinations, myoclonus and seizures, which were treated as stroke, infections and viral encephalitis with some improvement after treatment but with recurrence that caused her to be readmitted to hospital. On the last admission, she was found to have very high antithyroid antibodies and a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s encephalopathy was made, with an overwhelming response to steroids.



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    Published: 2015-02-06
    Issue: Vol. 2 No. 1 (2015) (view)

    How to cite:
    Gonzalez LV. A Rare Cause of Confusion: Steroid-Responsive Encephalopathy Associated with Autoimmune Thyroiditis. EJCRIM 2015;2 doi:10.12890/2015_000178.

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