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Does infection in the jaw cause hashimotos?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: No

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune inflammation of the thyroid gland.
It is not an infection. An infection of the jaw could spread to the thyroid gland causing a bacterial thyroiditis, but this is exceedingly rare.

In brief: No

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune inflammation of the thyroid gland.
It is not an infection. An infection of the jaw could spread to the thyroid gland causing a bacterial thyroiditis, but this is exceedingly rare.
Dr. Michael Ein
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