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Encephalitis and Hashimoto’s Encephalitis

Posted by Henry Bauer on 2014/01/29

A few months ago I mentioned the little-known Hashimoto’s Encephalitis (HE) — When doctors can’t tell you what’s wrong (updated) —  and the difficulty people who suffer from it have in getting diagnosed and treated.  Some of those people formed the Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy SREAT Alliance (HESA) which has now published a remarkable, splendid book — Understanding Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy — describing what’s known about the disease and giving personal testimonies with a wealth of information about coping and transcending.  I recommend the book highly, and not only for individuals with HE and their families; I believe everyone could benefit from reading the often inspiring tales from people of all ages and from several countries. There are also important insights into medical systems, and much food for thought.

I’ve heard also that HESA will be making a presentation about HE at the forthcoming FACES 2014 Encephalitis Conference in La Jolla (CA) on 21 February.

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3 Responses to “Encephalitis and Hashimoto’s Encephalitis”

  1. dale said

    Henry, I so appreciate your thoughtful contributions through this website. I always learn something new, a new perspective through which to view an issue, or a useful reference to explore. Thank you for taking the time and making the effort to share your thoughts and insights.

  2. louvane said

    Can anyone give me information? My son in law, 30 years old was finally diagnosed with Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis. No tumour found. Any ideas on cause and prognosis…. Much appreciated, thankyou…

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