HASHIMOTO'S ENCEPHALOPATHY: AN UNUSUAL CAUSE OF SEIZURES


İNCECİK F. , HERGUNER M. O. , INCECIK Y., ALTUNBAŞAK Ş.

NOBEL MEDICUS, cilt.8, ss.121-122, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: NOBEL MEDICUS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.121-122

Özet

Hashimoto's encephalopathy is a rare, chronic relapsing and remitting encephalopathy associated with auto-antibodies against thyroid components. Clinically it is characterized by tremor, myoclonus, stroke-like episodes, seizures, impairment of consciousness, and dementia. We described here a 13-year-old boy who presented with generalized tonic clonic seizures associated with Hashimoto's encephalopathy. After corticosteroid treatment, his neurological features improved dramatically. As a result, Hashimoto's encephalopathy should be considered in cases of unexplained encephalopathy and seizures in pediatric patients.