Hashimoto thyroiditis. Definition

Medical Definition: Hashimoto thyroiditis

Mediated inflammation of the thyroid autoimmune phenomena. There is an atrophic form and a goiter. Presents with thyroid infiltration by lymphocytes and plasma cells. Initially there may be a phase of hyperthyroidism (Hashitoxicosis) to evolve into hypothyroidism. Except for geographic areas with iodine deficiency, is the most common cause of primary hypothyroidism. The elevation of antibodies antimicrosomal usual.

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