Hashimoto's encephalopathy in the elderly: relationship to cognitive impairment.

@article{Galluzzi2002HashimotosEI,
  title={Hashimoto's encephalopathy in the elderly: relationship to cognitive impairment.},
  author={Samantha Galluzzi and Cristina Geroldi and Orazio Zanetti and Giovanni B. Frisoni},
  journal={Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology},
  year={2002},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={175-9}
}
Hashimoto's encephalopathy (HE) is a steroid-responsive encephalopathy associated with high titers of antithyroid antibodies. To date, 57 pediatric-, adult-, and elderly-onset cases have been described in the literature. The clinical picture is pleomorphic, and cognitive impairment is a frequently reported symptom. We report the case of a patient with slowly progressive cognitive impairment possibly caused by HE. The issue of the differential diagnosis with primary dementia is discussed. A… CONTINUE READING