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"Understanding Hashimoto's Encephalopathy draws on the experiences and knowledge of patients diagnosed with HE, as well as insights from caregivers and clinicians." - Dr. Sarosh R. Irani
WOODSTOCK, IL, May 05, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Hashimoto's Encephalopathy SREAT Alliance proudly announces the highly anticipated "Understanding Hashimoto's Encephalopathy 2016 Edition: An Expanded and Updated Guide For Patients, Families, and Caregivers." This new and expanded second edition includes interviews with the top neurologists in autoimmune neurology from around the world. This edition also brings to light the daily struggles of patients stricken with "Hashimoto's encephalopathy" (also known as Steroid-Responsive Encephalopathy Associated with Thyroiditis).
The book features a foreword written by Dr. Sarosh R. Irani, the world-renowned consultant neurologist and clinician-scientist, specializing in autoantibody-mediated diseases of the central nervous system. Dr. Irani has said of the book, "Understanding Hashimoto's Encephalopathy draws on the experiences and knowledge of patients diagnosed with HE, as well as insights from caregivers and clinicians. It offers guidance for future and current HE sufferers who are coming to terms with their illnesses. This balanced and extensive text was written with great care, as a resource guide for this heterogeneous condition."
The book also prominently features interviews with twelve clinicians who work directly with patients affected by autoimmune encephalitis and the resulting neurological deficits presented by the condition. In addition to the invaluable insights of these clinicians, the follow-up book continues to focus on patient, family, and caregiver narratives which remain the core of the book. The book is rounded out with additional text describing the condition, a chapter offering support for those who have received a diagnosis of Hashimoto's encephalopathy/SREAT and providing suggestions for how to move forward, and finally, a robust resource section with an extensive glossary.
"Understanding Hashimoto's Encephalopathy 2016 Edition: An Expanded and Updated Guide For Patients, Families, and Caregivers" is currently available in softcover and will be released in the Kindle digital book format in May of 2017.
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The Hashimoto's Encephalopathy SREAT Alliance (HESA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 2012. It is HESA's mission to collect, archive, and share information regarding Hashimoto's Encephalopathy ("HE"), also known as Steroid Responsive Encephalopathy Associated with Thyroiditis ("SREAT") or simply Autoimmune Encephalopathy ("AE") with the public and medical professionals. We share information relevant to HE/SREAT as well as updates on HESA's activities and our publications.
Other names used to describe HE/SREAT are nonvasculitic autoimmune meningoencephalitis ("NAIM"), and encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroid disease ("EAATD"). HESA takes no position on the most appropriate name for the disease.
The purposes of HESA are exclusively charitable, educational, and scientific. Our primary focus is to educate the public and physicians concerning Hashimoto's encephalopathy and associated diseases and disorders. We aim to educate the public concerning the need for increased funding for the detection, treatment, and ultimate cure of Hashimoto's encephalopathy and associated diseases and disorders. We hope to one day assist in finding a cure of Hashimoto's encephalopathy.
We foster, promote, support, develop, encourage, solicit, maintain, receive and accept funds, and raise funds for and on behalf of such purposes. We fully appreciate all tax-deductible donations which enable us to continue to educate and raise crucial awareness of this poorly understood condition.
Nothing contained in our book or on our website is intended to be used as medical advice. No content is intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional's advice.
Although HESA provides a great deal of information about HE/SREAT, all content is provided for informational purposes only. HESA cannot provide medical advice. All information is provided for personal use and research without warranty.
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