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Episodic encephalopathy associated with thyroid disorders
  1. D. C. Thrush,
  2. H. G. Boddie
  1. Regional Neurological Centre, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne
  2. Muscular Dystrophy Group Research Laboratories, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

    Abstract

    Two patients with a thyroid disorder and an associated episodic encephalopathy are reported. The relationship between Hashimoto's thyroiditis, myxoedema, and neurological disease is considered, and the evidence for such disorders being due either to an underlying autoimmune process or that the encephalopathy is a direct result of the thyroid disorder is discussed.

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