Thyroid Research and Practice

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89--91

Hashimoto's encephalopathy in a 10-year-old girl


V Shobi Anandi, Shaila Bhattacharyya, Bidisha Banerjee 
 Department of Pediatrics, Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
V Shobi Anandi
Department of Pediatrics, Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru - 560 017, Karnataka
India

Hashimoto's encephalopathy (HE) is a rare but probably an unrecognized and underdiagnosed condition in children. Early diagnosis is critical since these patients respond dramatically to corticosteroid therapy. The diagnosis of HE requires a strong clinical suspicion along with a triad of positive antithyroid antibodies, encephalopathy not explained by another etiology, and a response to corticosteroids. We report the case of a 10-year-old female child with HE and review the literature.


How to cite this article:
Anandi V S, Bhattacharyya S, Banerjee B. Hashimoto's encephalopathy in a 10-year-old girl.Thyroid Res Pract 2017;14:89-91


How to cite this URL:
Anandi V S, Bhattacharyya S, Banerjee B. Hashimoto's encephalopathy in a 10-year-old girl. Thyroid Res Pract [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Dec 4 ];14:89-91
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