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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016, 4(6), 204-207
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-6-5
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Recurrent Cerebellar Ataxia in a Young Lady with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

M A Hannan1, , Imran Sarker1, M. Fariduddin2, Ayesha Begum3, Shahadat Hossain1 and Nusrat Sultana2

1Department of Neurology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2Department of Endocrinology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

3Department of Virology, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Pub. Date: June 17, 2016

Cite this paper:
M A Hannan, Imran Sarker, M. Fariduddin, Ayesha Begum, Shahadat Hossain and Nusrat Sultana. Recurrent Cerebellar Ataxia in a Young Lady with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016; 4(6):204-207. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-6-5

Abstract

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) is now considered as the most common autoimmune disease. Cerebellar ataxia can be a rare presentation of autoimmune (Hashimoto’s) thyroiditis. We reported a 26 year old lady presented with recurrent episodes of bilateral cerebellar ataxia without any other neurological features. She was euthyroid but having very high circulating antibodies specially anti-thyroid peroxidase (TPOAb) antibodies suggestive of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

Keywords:
autoimmune thyroiditis cerebellar ataxia hashimoto’s thyroiditis hypothyroidism etc

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