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Any reason for a high level for thyroid peroxidase antibody other than hypothyroidism?
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Dr. David Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Yes and no
A positive tpo antibody merely means that you may have hashimoto's disease.
The wickham and framingham studies show that people with + abs will eventually get hypothyroid. + abs are also seen in patients with hyperthyroidism due to graves" disease.

In brief: Yes and no
A positive tpo antibody merely means that you may have hashimoto's disease.
The wickham and framingham studies show that people with + abs will eventually get hypothyroid. + abs are also seen in patients with hyperthyroidism due to graves" disease.
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