An unusual case of steroid unresponsive Hashimoto’s encephalitis in Indian under-5

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https://doi.org/10.32677/ijcr.v8i8.3574

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Hashimoto’s encephalopathy, steroid, plasma exchange, child

Abstract

Hashimoto’s encephalopathy (HE) is a rare entity in children. Usually, it responds very well to steroids. We report a case of steroid-unresponsive HE in a 4-year-old male child presenting with acute encephalitis syndrome with raised intracranial pressure. Serum anti-thyroid peroxidase antibody was high. He was refractory to intravenous immune globulin and steroids. He underwent plasma exchange therapy which had a dramatic response with marked clinical improvement.

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2022-09-03

How to Cite

Raut, S., Biswas, A., & Datta, K. (2022). An unusual case of steroid unresponsive Hashimoto’s encephalitis in Indian under-5. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 8(8), 265–267. https://doi.org/10.32677/ijcr.v8i8.3574

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Case Report