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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 60 (2018) 2, 120 - 123

Case report

Hashimoto encephalopathy as explanation of psychotic symptoms in an adolescent

H. Geerts, P. Emmery, K. Spaas, C. Klockaerts, M. Danckaerts

Hashimoto encephalopathy (he) is a rare disorder with a great diversity in clinical presentation of neurological and/or psychiatric symptoms. We describe a case of Hashimoto thyroiditis with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto encephalopathy in a fifteen-year-old boy who was referred to a child and adolescent psychiatrist due to a suspicion of a psychotic episode. Patient recovered after treatment with levothyroxine and corticosteroids.

keywords adolescent, Hashimoto encephalopathy, psychosis