HASHIMOTO'S ENCEPHALOPATHY: AN UNUSUAL CAUSE OF SEIZURES


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

NOBEL MEDICUS, vol.8, no.2, pp.121-122, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : NOBEL MEDICUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-122

Abstract

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.