No. Only in transplanted kidneys, otherwise it does not.
Is it true that hypothyroid is caused from Epstein Barr virus? I had infections as kid (UTIs, ear inf., etc), now dx with hypothyroid. Related?
No. Most humans are eventually infected by the EB virus, often in childhood. If it doesn't catch up with them until adolescence it is more symptomatic. Many organs are influenced/ impaired by the condition but the thyroid gland is rarely involved. If it triggered hypothyroid, everybody would be. Read more...