Inflammatory disease of the thyroid gland due to autoimmune responses leading to lymphocytic infiltration of the gland. It is characterized by the presence of circulating thyroid antigen-specific T-cells and thyroid autoantibodies. The clinical signs can range from hypothyroidism to thyrotoxicosis depending on the type of autoimmune thyroiditis.


A scheme of <b>autoimmune</b> events

A scheme of autoimmune events

<b>autoimmune thyroiditis</b>;

autoimmune thyroiditis;

<b>autoimmune thyroiditis</b>.

autoimmune thyroiditis.

Hashimoto's <b>Thyroiditis</b>

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

and <b>autoimmune thyroiditis</b>

and autoimmune thyroiditis

<b>Autoimmune</b> thyroid disease:

Autoimmune thyroid disease:

thyroid <b>autoimmunity</b> and

thyroid autoimmunity and



Diagnosis and therapies



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Last update: September 2014