A 62-year-old member asked:
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what is the difference between hashimoto thyroid and thyroiditis? are they autoimmune diseases?

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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience General Practice
Different : Hashimotos is an autoimmune related hypothyroid state while a thyroiditis is an inflammation which can be caused by other etiologies including infection, meds, etc.
Answered on Jan 27, 2017
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