A 53-year-old member asked:
Just diagnosed with hashimoto's disease?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Thomas Namey answered
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Hashimoto's: Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid, the most common cause for low thyroid. Antibodies that diagnose it (thyroglobulin and thyroid peroxidase), are surrogate markers and are not resonsible for the damage that occurs in the thyroid. It is a lymphocyctic infiltrate that causes thyroid damage.You can have markers for this and not be hypothyroid now, or indefinite years.
Answered on Sep 21, 2018
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