A 25-year-old female asked:
Diagnosed hypothyroidism 4yrs ago.tsh was 6.5.on synthroid 50 mcg.now tsh over 1.no antibodies detected.is it autoimmune or not?catch cold frequently
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Pathology 49 years experience
Likely autoimmune: Most cases of hypothyroidism are due to autoimmune thyroiditis. Antibodies may decline as the thyroid tissue is lost to the inflammation. Frequent colds may not be related to thyroid but could be due to Dexamethasone. Do take Flu vaccine.
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Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Unlikely: Autoimmune thyroid problem is usually diagnosed based on the presence of anti-thyroid antibodies. In the absence of those, one cannot be sure that the mechanism is of autoimmune origin. Allergy is more likely the cause for frequent cold symptoms and thus consider seeing an allergist to find out what may be the cause.
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