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How is hashimoto's thyroiditis different from grave's disease?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Thyroid Levels

Hashimoto's and and graves' disease are both caused by autoimmunity (where antibodies attack one's own proteins).
Hashimoto's more often results in low thyroid hormone levels. Where graves' disease almost always results in high thyroid hormone levels.

In brief: Thyroid Levels

Hashimoto's and and graves' disease are both caused by autoimmunity (where antibodies attack one's own proteins).
Hashimoto's more often results in low thyroid hormone levels. Where graves' disease almost always results in high thyroid hormone levels.
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Different diseases

Both are autoimmune thyroid diseases, but hashimoto's antibodies are directed against the thyroid gland, causing its destruction.
Grave's antibodies mimic tsh, which stimulates the thyroid gland to make lots of thyroid hormone, thus an overactive gland. Patients with grave's disease often also have hashimoto's antibodies. In some cases, the destruction may just burn out the gland over time.

In brief: Different diseases

Both are autoimmune thyroid diseases, but hashimoto's antibodies are directed against the thyroid gland, causing its destruction.
Grave's antibodies mimic tsh, which stimulates the thyroid gland to make lots of thyroid hormone, thus an overactive gland. Patients with grave's disease often also have hashimoto's antibodies. In some cases, the destruction may just burn out the gland over time.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Grave's: ⬇TSH, ⬆T3 & T4, +thyroid receptor antibodies +/- anti thyroid antibodies. ⬆Thyroid uptake on scan.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Grave's: ⬇TSH, ⬆T3 & T4, +thyroid receptor antibodies +/- anti thyroid antibodies. ⬆Thyroid uptake on scan.
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