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A 48-year-old female asked:

Can untreated hashimoto disease weaken immune system and cause several bacterial / viral infections the past several months?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Possible: Hypothyroidism can weakened immune system. Hashimotos is easily treated. See your doc for proper treatment.
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Thyroid function?: If your thyroid function is normal , then there should be no problem with your immune system. Even if the thyroid function were low, the immune function is not usually impaired.

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Last updated Apr 13, 2014

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