Unexplained seizures, confusion or hallucinations: think Hashimoto encephalopathy.

@article{Alink2008UnexplainedSC,
  title={Unexplained seizures, confusion or hallucinations: think Hashimoto encephalopathy.},
  author={Jorien J Alink and Tjalling W. de Vries},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2008},
  volume={97 4},
  pages={451-3}
}
AIM Hashimoto encephalopathy (HE) is a serious but treatable condition that is probably underdiagnosed. We summarize and review all published cases to delineate the disease and to alert paediatricians so that they recognize the disease in children. METHODS We searched three data sources, PubMed, Cochrane and Embase, to find the articles on the subject. RESULTS Twenty-five children (85.8% girls) were reported being diagnosed with HE. The median age was 14 years (range 9-18 years). The most… CONTINUE READING