Hashimoto’s encephalopathy in a patient with septal panniculitis: a case report

  • C. Cosso | claudio.cosso86@gmail.com Clinica Reumatologica, Policlinico San Martino, Genova, Italy.
  • M. Ghio Clinica Reumatologica, Policlinico San Martino, Genova, Italy.
  • M. Cutolo Clinica Reumatologica, Policlinico San Martino, Genova, Italy.

Abstract

Hashimoto’s encephalopathy (HE) is an autoimmune form of encephalopathy, associated with autoimmune thyroiditis. Its prevalence is estimated to be 2:100,000. HE is characterized by behavioral changes, mental confusion, dysarthria, ataxia, psychosis, paranoia, convulsions, hallucinations, headache and hyperthermia. Elevated thyroid antibodies are necessary for diagnosis and the disease responds dramatically to glucocorticoid therapy. We describe a patient with HE and panniculitis, an association reported twice in the literature.

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2018-12-20
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Keywords:
Hashimoto, panniculitis, encephalitis.
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Cosso, C., Ghio, M., & Cutolo, M. (2018). Hashimoto’s encephalopathy in a patient with septal panniculitis: a case report. Reumatismo, 70(4), 268-269. https://doi.org/10.4081/reumatismo.2018.1090