Steroid-responsive encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroiditis presenting with diffusion MR imaging changes Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones
  • Brain
  • Brain Diseases
  • Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Hashimoto Disease

abstract

  • Steroid-responsive encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroiditis (SREAT) presents with focal or diffuse nonenhancing MR imaging abnormalities in 50% of patients with SREAT during subacute exacerbation. Vasculitic changes in biopsy studies as well as the elevation of antithyroid antibodies and CSF protein suggests an inflammatory cause. We report the case of a patient with SREAT with changes on diffusion-weighted MR imaging, which improved with corticosteroid therapy and plasmapheresis, supporting the theory of inflammatory changes in exacerbation of presumptive SREAT.

publication date

  • September 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3174/ajnr.A1113

PubMed ID

  • 18701583

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1550

end page

  • 1

volume

  • 29

number

  • 8