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

New article added to research page

The following article was added to our list today. Please note that no abstract is up on the PubMed site, but presumably at least an abstract will be available soon.

Hashimoto’s encephalopathy with hippocampus involvement detected on continuous arterial spin labeling.

Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2013 Feb;67(2):128-9. doi: 10.1111/pcn.12019.

Ishitobi M, Yoneda M, Ikawa M, Matsunaga A, Ueno K, Kimura H, Wada Y.

Link to Pub Med site:

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New Non-Profit Organization dedicated to HE

In the last few months, a new non-profit organization was formed: Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy SREAT Alliance (“HESA”).  HESA’s website was launched in the last few days, and although it is still under construction, we urge you to take a look.  Here is a link to the site:

In the interest of full disclosure, I – hesilverlining – am the Executive Director of HESA.  You will see some duplication of information between the HESA site and this site, most notably, the list of scientific articles.  Providing links to the articles on both sites will allow even more people to find scientific information, which is a prime goal of this site and of HESA.

We are stronger when we are better informed.

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Additional Scientific Article added today (HE)

The following article has been added to our list of scientific publications addressing HE:


Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy as a Treatable Adult-Onset Cerebellar Ataxia Mimicking Spinocerebellar Degeneration.

A Matsunaga, M Ikawa, A Fujii, Y Nakamoto, M Kuriyama, M Yoneda

Eur Neurol. 2013;69(1):14-20.


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February 27, 2013 – Total of 109 scientific articles now listed

February 27, 2013 Leave a comment

We are pleased to announce that as of today, our site provides  links to 109 scientific articles on Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy, also known as Steroid Responsive Encephalopathy Associated with Thyroiditis.

To find links to the articles, click on the Case Reports tab above.

If you find a recent scientific article on HE/SREAT (published within the last 5 years) which does not appear in our list, please help us keep the list current by posting the identifying information about the article in a comment below, preferably including the title, authors, and publication.


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New Article

February 21, 2013 Leave a comment

We have added the following new article to our list of scientific publications. (Thanks to Miles Wright for providing this link)

Cognitive Impairments in Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy: A Case-Control Study.

J Wang, J Zhang, L Xu, Y Shi, X Wu, O Guo

PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e55758. Epub 2013 Feb 8.

Full Text:

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New Facebook Page Created for Diagnosed HE/SREAT Patients

February 7, 2013 2 comments

On February 7, 2013, a new Facebook page was created for those who have a diagnosed case of HE/SREAT.  Unlike several other Facebook pages, which offer a variety of ways to learn about HE and communicate HE-related concerns with others, the new page – “For Those Diagnosed with HE/SREAT” – is a closed group consisting solely of those who have already been diagnosed.

The new Facebook page can be accessed at:


Other very helpful Facebook pages for those with HE, or who believe they or a loved one might have HE, include the following:  (this group is specific to HE patients and caregivers, and is a good resource for those who believe they *might* have HE and want to learn more) (this group is specific to HE patients and caregivers, and is a good resource for those who believe they *might* have HE and want to learn more)   (this group is for patients/survivors/caregivers of all types of encephalitis or encephalopathy, including HE) (this group is for parents of children who have HE)


The following Facebook page offers resources/links for those with HE, or who are trying to learn more about HE:


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