On behalf of my daughter who is still detained in hospital following a psychotic event following administration of steroids (60 mg prednisilone) for vasculitis, does anyone know if her autoimune conditions are related to her thyroid? Of course she has seen the top Endocrinologists who have ruled out thyroid disorders based on their usual criteria. She has positive DS DNA antibodies and positive MNDA antibodies which they are saying is autoimmune Encephalitis and she is awaiting immunotherapy for that. She also has dilated non responsive pupils and rheumatology are not convinced that its lupus (based on the DS DNA antibodies).Her psychosis has been suitably treated with antipsychotics but they are hoping the immunotherapy will relieve most of her symptoms. She is due to go for a thyroid scan, possibly ultrasound next week to examine a nodule. Does anyone see any links or are we off the mark linking it to thyroid disorders? Maybe the scan next week will provide stronger insights?