Table 3

Comparison between Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease patients with encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroid disease.

HT patients (n = 20)

GD patients (n = 14)

p


+ serum anti-TPO Abs

100%

100%

1


+ serum anti-TG Abs

60% (n = 10)

58% (n = 12)

1



↑ CSF protein concentration

85%

64% (n = 11)

0.2


↑ CSF leukocytes count

25%

45% (n = 11)

0.4



normal MRI

74% (n = 19)

62% (n = 13)

0.7


abnormal EEG

95%

92% (n = 13)

1


Statistical comparison of the most relevant immunological, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and electroencephalogram (EEG) findings from a homogeneous series of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) [12] and the series of Graves' disease (GD) patients with encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroid disease showing no differences between the two groups (TPO: thyroperoxidase; TG: thyroglobulin; Abs: antibodies).

Tamagno et al. BMC Neurology 2010 10:27   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-10-27

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