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


KARA B., Demirkol-Soysal D. , KABATAŞ-ERYILMAZ S., Karaböcüoǧlu M. , DARENDELILER F. F. , ÇALIŞKAN M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.49, no.2, pp.215-217, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-217

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.