Archive for the ‘Case Studies and Scientific Research’ Category

New scientific articles

November 3, 2013 Leave a comment

The following new scientific articles have been added to our list of HE/SREAT articles:

Clinical and neuropathological findings in Hashimoto’s encephalopathy: a case report

Neurological Sci. 2013 Sep 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Daniele Imperiale, Carmelo Labate, Roberto Testi, Alessandra Romito, Stefano Taraglio


A case of Hashimoto’s encephalopathy misdiagnosed as viral encephalitis.

Am J Case Rep. 2013 Sep 13;14:366-9. doi: 10.12659/AJCR.889312.

L He, M Li, XH Long, XP Li, Y Peng

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Diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of Hashimoto’s encephalopathy.

J Neurol Sci. 2013 Aug 15;331(1-2):67-71. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2013.05.009. Epub 2013 Jun 5.

I Olmez, H Moses, S Sriram, H Kirshner, AH Lagrange, S Pawate



Anti-NMDAR encephalitis misdiagnosed as Hashimoto’s encephalopathy.

Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2013 Aug 14. pii: S1090-3798(13)00125-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpn.2013.07.002. [Epub ahead of print]

M Mirabelli-Badenier, R Biancheri, G Morana, S Fornarino, L Siri, ME Celle, E Veneselli, A Vincent, R Gaggero, MM Mancardi



New Article re: Thyroid Autoantibodies and Pregnancy

Those who have HE are all too familiar with the significance of thyroid antibody levels. This newly published article discusses the clinical relevance of thyroid antibodies in pregnancy:

Thyroid Autoantibodies in Pregnancy: Their Role, Regulation and Clinical Relevance

Francis S. Balucan, Syed A. Morshed, and Terry F. Davies
Journal of Thyroid Research: v.2013; PMC3652173, published online April 2013. doi:  10.1155/2013/182472

Article re: IVIG used in comatose HE patient

February 7, 2013 3 comments

Today I added the following article to our database of Case Reports and Research. It was published late in 2010, and had previously escaped my attention.  This may be helpful for those looking for documented evidence for use of IVIG in HE :

Successful response to intravenous immunoglobulin as rescue therapy in a patient with Hashimoto’s encephalopathy.

R. Cornejo, P Venegas, D Goñi, A Salas, and C Romero

BMJ Case Rep. 2010 Dec 29

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New Article added December 14, 2012

December 14, 2012 Leave a comment

We added the following article to the Case Studies and Research section of the site today:

Paediatric autoimmune encephalopathies: clinical features,  laboratory investigations and outcomes in patients with or without antibodies to known central nervous system autoantigens

Yael Hacohen, Sukhvir Wright, Patrick Waters, Shakti Agrawal, Lucinda Carr, Helen Cross, Carlos De Sousa, Catherine DeVile, Penny Fallon, Rajat Gupta, Tammy Hedderly, Elaine Hughes, Tim Kerr, Karine Lascelles, Jean-Pierre Lin, Sunny Philip, Keith Pohl, Prab Prabahkar, Martin Smith, Ruth Williams, Antonia Clarke, Cheryl Hemingway, Evangeline Wassmer, Angela Vincent, Ming J Lim

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2012 Nov 22.

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Although this article is not specific to HE, the research on which it reports concerns autoimmune encephalopathies, of which HE is a type.


Additional Pediatric Case Article

December 6, 2012 Leave a comment

The following pediatric HE article is being added to our list today. The article is co-authored by Dr. Dalmau, one of the leading authorities in the world on autoimmune encephalopathy.

Autoimmune encephalitis in children.

J Child Neurol. 2012 Nov;27(11):1460-9. Epub 2012 Aug 29.

T Armangue, M Petit-Pedrol, J Dalmau


New Scientific Articles added December 6, 2012

December 6, 2012 Leave a comment

The following three articles – one of which is specific to pediatric cases – were added today to the list of case studies which may be accessed above.

Recurrent Hashimoto’s encephalopathy, showing spontaneous remission: a case report.

L Li, Zheng FP, Wang G, Li H.

Intern Med. 2011;50(12):1309-12. Epub 2011 Jun 15.

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Non-convulsive status epilepticus of frontal origin as the first manifestation of Hashimoto’s encephalopathy.

G Monti, M Pugnaghi, A Ariatti, L Mirandola, G Giovannini, S Scacchetti, P Nichelli, S Meletti

Epileptic Disord. 2011 Sep;13(3):253-8.

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Undetected Hashimoto encephalopathy–a diagnostic challenge in child psychiatry and child neurology.

R Voll

Z Kinder Jugendpsychiatr Psychother. 2010 Jan;38(1):21-7. (German)




Three additional articles on HE posted today (October 27, 2012)

October 27, 2012 Leave a comment

The following articles have been added to the list of scientific articles available through the link above (Case Studies and Scientific Research):

Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy as the cause of deteriorating consciousness during treatment of Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis from breast cancer

J Clin Oncol. 2012 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print]

YH Liang, PF Wu, CH Lin, YS Lu

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Electrophysiological tests in a case of Hashimoto’s encephalopathy

S Shibayama, A Igaki, M Kuroda, M Honnda, S Fujii, Y Wada, K Inuzumi, M Takeda, M Koshiba

Rinsho Byori. 2010 Oct;58(10):986-9.



High prevalence of serum autoantibodies against the amino terminal of alpha-enolase in Hashimoto’s encephalopathy.

M Yoneda, A Fujii, A Ito, H Yokoyama, H Nakagawa, M Kuriyama

J Neuroimmunol. 2007 Apr;185(1-2):195-200


Two New Pediatric HE Case Reports

October 19, 2012 Leave a comment

In addition to the five newly located articles listed in the post immediately below this one, today we have also added two new case reports that specifically address pediatric HE cases.

Hashimoto encephalopathy and peripheral neuropathy in an Italian adolescent

V Salpietro, V Granata, A Polizzi, K Mankad, S Briuglia, R Gallizzi, G Tortorella, M Ruggieri

The Child Journal of Pediatrics, Vol 1, No. 2, June 2012: 9

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Central nervous system vasculitis with positive antithyroid antibodies in an adolescent boy.

Sarah L Tsai, Evan C Lewis, Erick Sell, Sharon Whiting

Pediatr Neurol. 2011 Sep ;45 (3):189-92