Hashimoto's encephalopathy in a ten-year-old girl

Turk J Pediatr. Apr-Jun 2007;49(2):215-7.

Abstract

Hashimoto's encephalopathy is a steroid-responsive, relapsing or progressive encephalopathy associated with thyroid autoantibodies. Age at presentation varies from 10 to 78 years. In children, Hashimoto's encephalopathy is rare, and seizures, confusion and hallucinations are the most commonly described features. We report a 10-year-old girl with the diagnosis of Hashimoto's encephalopathy and review the literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Autoantibodies
  • Brain Diseases, Metabolic / diagnosis*
  • Brain Diseases, Metabolic / drug therapy
  • Brain Diseases, Metabolic / etiology
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Prednisolone / therapeutic use
  • Thyroiditis, Autoimmune / complications*
  • Thyroiditis, Autoimmune / drug therapy

Substances

  • Autoantibodies
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Prednisolone