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Hashimoto encephalopathy

Names

Autoimmune encephalitis
Hashimoto's encephalitis
Hashimoto's encephalopathy
Nonvasculitic autoimmune meningoecephalitis
Steroid-Responsive encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroiditis

Description

Brain disease or malfunction generally associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

Prevalence

US cases: ~6,720
Source: Radiology Case Reports

Typical Age of onset

Varies but frequently occurs in people that are in their 40s

Symptoms

  • Behavioral changes
  • Confusion
  • Altered level of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Jerking of muscles (myoclonus)
  • Psychosis
  • Visual hallucinations
  • Paranoid delusions

Source: National Institute of Health