Medical Dictionary: Autoimmune Thyroiditis


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Autoimmune Thyroiditis: Another name for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.
Autoimmune Thyroiditis (condition): Autoimmune disease causing deficient thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism).

Autoimmune Thyroiditis: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is a type of autoimmune disease in which the immune system destroys the thyroid, the gland that helps set the rate of metabolism. It attacks women 50 times more often than men. 1

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1. excerpt from Endocrine Diseases: NWHIC

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