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Ege Journal of Medicine
2018, Cilt 57, Sayı 4, Sayfa(lar) 247-249
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Hashimoto’s encephalopathy: Report of two cases
Zerrin Yıldırım1, Muazzez Gökçen Karahan2, Yavuz Altunkaynak2, Alper Döventaş3, Sevim Baybaş2
1Bağcılar Training and Research Hospital, Clinic of Neurology, İstanbul, Turkey
2Bakırköy Prof Dr. Mazhar Osman Mental and Neurological Disorders Education and Research Hospital, Clinic of Neurology, İstanbul, Turkey
3İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Department of Geriatrics, İstanbul, Turkey
Keywords: Hashimoto’s encephalopathy, seizure, cognitive impairment

Hashimoto’s encephalopathy is a disease considered to derive from an autoimmune etiology, associated with anti-thyroid auto-antibodies. Clinical manifestations may include acute or latent conditions. The disease is diagnosed through clinical manifestations, high anti-thyroid auto-antibodies and elimination of other conditions that may also cause encephalopathy. In this report, we present two patients admitted with acute neurological deterioration and diagnosed with Hashimoto’s encephalopathy.

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