Relapsing-Remitting Encephalopathy with Status Epilepticus: Think Hashimoto Encephalopathy


GÜNGÖR S. , Raif S. G.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC EPILEPSY, cilt.4, ss.80-84, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 4 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1055/s-0035-1555598
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC EPILEPSY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.80-84

Özet

Hashimoto encephalopathy is a rare syndrome in children with nonspecific clinical symptoms, which leads to underdiagnosis. Encephalopathy with a high thyroperoxidase antibody levels and exclusion of other causes can provide a diagnosis unrelated to thyroid hormone status. An acute, subacute, chronic, progressive, or relapsing-remitting course can be seen. The main therapy for Hashimoto encephalopathy is steroid administration, which lends its other name as steroid-responsive encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroiditis. However, there are few cases with spontaneous remission without steroid therapy. Here, we report a case with a relapsing course but spontaneous remission.