publication . Article . 2016

Aphasia, Just a Neurological Disorder?

Mehmet Ozdemir;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2016 Journal: Journal of Clinical and Analytical Medicine, volume 6, issue 155, pages 704-706 (issn: 1309-0720, eissn: 1309-2014, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Derman Medical Publishing
Hashimoto%u2019s encephalopathy (HE) is a rare disorder associated with autoimmune thyroiditis. Etiology of HE is not completely understood. High levels of serum antithyroid antibodies are seen in HE. Presentation with otoimmune thyroiditis, cognitive impairment, psychiatric and neurologic symptoms and absence of bacterial or viral enfections are characteristics of HE. HE is a steroid responsive encephalopathy. 60 years old male patient admitted to hospital with forget fulness continuing for 9 months and speech loss starting 2 days ago. Strong positivity of antithyroid antibodies increases the odds for HE. Thyroid function tests showed severe hypothyroidism. Ele...
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Medical Subject Headings: endocrine system diseasesendocrine system
free text keywords: Hashimotos encephalopathy, Aphasia, Neurological Disorder, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R

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