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ea0025p313 | Thyroid | SFEBES2011

Hashimoto's encephalopathy: an unusual cause for coma

Srinath Aswathiah , D Rao , Mehmet Serife

A 58-year old female with long standing type 1 diabetes and treated hypothyroidism presented to casualty with a 1-day history of vomiting and breathlessness. Clinically she was dehydrated with a depressed conscious level (GCS=12). Initial investigations confirmed diabetic ketoacidosis (pH=6.8, bicarbonate=4.7 mmol/l, urinary ketones=4+, blood glucose=54.6 mmol/l) and acute renal failure, likely to be secondary to pneumonia as there was consolidation on her CXR and a raised WCC...