Hashimoto's Encephalitis

Common Name(s)

Hashimoto's Encephalitis

Hashimoto's encephalitis (HE) is a condition characterized by onset of confusion with altered level of consciousness; seizures; and jerking of muscles (myoclonus). Psychosis, including visual hallucinations and paranoid delusions, has also been reported. The exact cause of HE is not known, but may involve an autoimmune or inflammatory abnormality. It is associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, but the nature of the relationship between the two conditions is unclear. Most people with HE respond well to corticosteroid therapy or other immunosuppressive therapies, and symptoms typically improve or resolve over a few months.
 

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Encephalitis Global Inc.

Encephalitis Global (E Global) is a U.S.A. 501(c)(3) public charity formed in 2005 as an alliance connecting encephalitis survivors and caregivers around the world. E Global strives to raise awareness, aiming to promote swift diagnosis, to alleviate unnecessary suffering and to prevent untimely death.

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Hashimoto's Encephalitis" for support, advocacy or research.

Encephalitis Global Inc.

Encephalitis Global (E Global) is a U.S.A. 501(c)(3) public charity formed in 2005 as an alliance connecting encephalitis survivors and caregivers around the world. E Global strives to raise awareness, aiming to promote swift diagnosis, to alleviate unnecessary suffering and to prevent untimely death.

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Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Hashimoto's Encephalitis" returned 2 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Hashimoto's encephalitis, report of a case].
 

Author(s): M Zamora Elson, L Labarta Monzón, T Mallor Bonet, V Villacampa Clavér, M Avellanas Chavala, C Seron Arbeloa

Journal: Med Intensiva. 2014 Nov;38(8):522-3.

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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Hashimoto's encephalitis as a differential diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
 

Author(s): M Seipelt, I Zerr, R Nau, B Mollenhauer, S Kropp, B J Steinhoff, C Wilhelm-Gössling, C Bamberg, R W Janzen, P Berlit, F Manz, K Felgenhauer, S Poser

Journal: J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.. 1999 Feb;66(2):172-6.

 

During an epidemiological study of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in Germany, Hashimoto's encephalitis was encountered as a differential diagnosis, which has not yet been described in this context.

Last Updated: 13 Apr 1999

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Mechanisms of Auto-immune Encephalitis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Autoimmune Encephalitis

 

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2016

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Effect of Erythropoietin in Refractory Autoimmune Encephalitis Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autoimmune Encephalitis

 

Last Updated: 28 Dec 2016

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Effect of Vigabatrin in Refractory Autoimmune Encephalitis Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autoimmune Encephalopathy

 

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2016

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