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Chronic thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s disease)

  • Alternative Names

    Hashimoto's thyroiditis; Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis; Autoimmune thyroiditis


    Prevention

    There is no known way to prevent this disorder. Being aware of risk factors may allow earlier diagnosis and treatment.


    References

    Ladenson P, Kim M. Thyroid. In: Goldman L and Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders; 2007:chap 244.

    Brent GA, Larsen PR, Davies TF. Hypothyroidism and thyroiditis. In: Kronenberg HM, Melmed S, Polonsky KS, Larsen PR, eds. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. 11th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 12.