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Neuropsicologia Latinoamericana

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IRIGARAY, Tatiana Q. et al. Neuropsychological assessment in Hashimoto's encephalitis: a case report. Neuropsicologia Latinoamericana [online]. 2011, vol.3, n.1, pp.40-46. ISSN 2075-9479.

The Hashimoto's encephalopathy (HE) is a rare neurological condition that is associated with the presence of high concentrations of anti-thyroid antibodies and with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. In this article, we reported a clinical case of a 60 years old patient, diagnosed with HE, emphasizing her performance on neuropsychological tests before and after the treatment. The patient was previously healthy, but six months before the diagnosis, started with depression, epileptic seizures, mental confusion, apraxia, myoclonus and visual hallucination. Before treatment, she was submitted to a neuropsychological evaluation which showed clearly global cognitive deficit. Six months after treatment, she was submitted to a follow-up evaluation which showed a global cognitive recovery. This case illustrates patterns of neuropsychological variance on HE and the improvements of these changes with the clinical treatment.

Keywords : Neuropsychological assessment; Hashimoto's encephalopathy; Hashimoto's thyroiditis; Cognitive functions; Neuropsychology.

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