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What are the differences between hashimoto and hypothyroid?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Sort of related

Hashimoto's is an autoimmune thyroid disease (the body attacks itself) which can cause hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism, however, can be caused by other etiologies and not just hashimoto's.

In brief: Sort of related

Hashimoto's is an autoimmune thyroid disease (the body attacks itself) which can cause hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism, however, can be caused by other etiologies and not just hashimoto's.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: One leads to another

The former can lead to the latter. The opposite is not the case however. Additionally, hypothyroidism is a clinical state whereas hashimoto's is in essence a histological, descriptive term based on the findings of immune cell infiltration of the thyroid gland tissue first described by dr.Hashimoto, a japanese family physician.

In brief: One leads to another

The former can lead to the latter. The opposite is not the case however. Additionally, hypothyroidism is a clinical state whereas hashimoto's is in essence a histological, descriptive term based on the findings of immune cell infiltration of the thyroid gland tissue first described by dr.Hashimoto, a japanese family physician.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Thank
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