Paroxysmal Amnesia Attacks due to Hashimoto's Encephalopathy


Senol P. N. , Demir A. , Bora I., Bakar M.

CASE REPORTS IN MEDICINE, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2016/1267192
  • Title of Journal : CASE REPORTS IN MEDICINE

Abstract

Hashimoto's encephalopathy is a rare disease which is thought to be autoimmune and steroid responsive. The syndrome is characterized by cognitive impairment, encephalopathy, psychiatric symptoms, and seizures associated with increased level of anti-thyroid antibodies. The exact pathophysiology underlying cerebral involvement is still lesser known. Although symptoms suggest a nonlesional encephalopathy inmost of the cases, sometimes the clinical appearance can be subtle and may not respond to immunosuppressants or immunomodulatory agents. Here we report a case who presented with drowsiness and amnestic complaints associated with paroxysmal electroencephalography (EEG) abnormalities which could be treated only with an antiepileptic drug.