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Is focal chronic autoimmune thyroiditis an age-related disease?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: No

It can happen at any age.

In brief: No

It can happen at any age.
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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: No

Autoimmune thyroiditis can occur in young children, adolescents and adults of any age.
We see it most often in children who have a family history of that condition. In many children that we have seen, it was mild but symptomatic enough that their mother recognized the condition and sought treatment. Even with mild disease in children the treatment can have profound benefits.

In brief: No

Autoimmune thyroiditis can occur in young children, adolescents and adults of any age.
We see it most often in children who have a family history of that condition. In many children that we have seen, it was mild but symptomatic enough that their mother recognized the condition and sought treatment. Even with mild disease in children the treatment can have profound benefits.
Dr. Robert Lang
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