Palatal tremor, focal seizures, repeated miscarriages and elevated anti-thyroid antibodies

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dc.contributor.author Ahdab, Rechdi
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Drouet
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-10T07:00:14Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-10T07:00:14Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-04-10
dc.identifier.issn 1872-6968 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10389
dc.description.abstract Neurological manifestations of thyroid autoimmunity are heterogeneous and nonspecific. The most frequently adopted name for this entity is Hashimoto's encephalopathy although this eponym has been recently contested. In the absence of specific clinical features, diagnosis is suggested by the presence of elevated levels of anti-thyroid antibodies in the appropriate clinical context. We describe a patient with recurrent focal seizures, palatal tremor and elevated anti-thyroid antibodies but no encephalopathy. Her past medical history was marked by recurrent miscarriages. The markedly elevated thyroid antibodies, the temporal relationship between neurological symptoms and hypothyroidism, and the absence of another explanation to her symptoms suggest a causal role of thyroid autoimmunity. In the clinical setting of recurrent spontaneous miscarriages, elevated levels of anti-thyroid antibodies and neurological deficits not attributed to another disease entity, Hashimoto's encephalopathy should be suspected. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Palatal tremor, focal seizures, repeated miscarriages and elevated anti-thyroid antibodies en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201100314 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery en_US
dc.journal.volume 110 en_US
dc.journal.issue 4 en_US
dc.article.pages 381-383 en_US
dc.keywords Palatal tremor en_US
dc.keywords Hashimoto's encephalopathy en_US
dc.keywords Partial seizuresAnti-thyroid antibodies en_US
dc.keywords Fetal loss en_US
dc.keywords Evolving white matter lesions en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clineuro.2007.11.006 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Ahdab, R., & Thomas, D. (2008). Palatal tremor, focal seizures, repeated miscarriages and elevated anti-thyroid antibodies. Clinical neurology and neurosurgery, 110(4), 381-383. en_US
dc.author.email rechdi.ahdab@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0303846707003319 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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