Hashimoto's Disease

Common Name(s)

Hashimoto's Disease, Hashimoto thyroiditis, Hashimoto's syndrome

HashimotoÕs syndrome is a form of chronic inflammation of the thyroid gland. The inflammation results in damage to the thyroid gland and reduced thyroid function or Òhypothyroidism,Ó meaning the gland doesnÕt make enough thyroid hormone for the needs of the body. Symptoms of HashimotoÕs syndrome may include goiter, a feeling of fullness in the throat, tiredness, weight gain, cold intolerance, and a slowed heart rate. HashimotoÕs syndrome is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. It is more common in women than in men, and it commonly appears between age 40 and age 60. A person with HashimotoÕs syndrome may not always need treatment. When it is needed, the condition is treated with synthetic thyroid hormone.
 

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Graves' Disease and Thyroid Foundation

The purpose and mission of the Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation is to provide support and educational services for patients and family members impacted by Graves' disease, thyroid eye disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and other thyroid-related disorders. Services are delivered via phone/e-mail/U.S. Mail, social media, online forums, local support groups, and national educational events.

Last Updated: 15 Jun 2015

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Graves' Disease and Thyroid Foundation

The purpose and mission of the Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation is to provide support and educational services for patients and family members impacted by Graves' disease, thyroid eye disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and other thyroid-related disorders. Services are delivered via phone/e-mail/U.S. Mail, social media, online forums, local support groups, and national educational events.

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Last Updated: 15 Jun 2015

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Hashimoto's Disease" returned 102 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Metamorphic thyroid autoimmunity in Down Syndrome: from Hashimoto's thyroiditis to Graves' disease and beyond.
 

Author(s): Tommaso Aversa, Mariella Valenzise, Mariacarolina Salerno, Andrea Corrias, Lorenzo Iughetti, Giorgio Radetti, Filippo De Luca, Malgorzata Wasniewska

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It is known that Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) may progress to Graves' disease (GD) and that this phenomenon may be more frequent in the patients with Down syndrome (DS).

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2015

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Characterization of Regulatory B Cells in Graves' Disease and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.
 

Author(s): Birte Kristensen, Laszlo Hegedüs, Steven K Lundy, Marie K Brimnes, Terry J Smith, Claus H Nielsen

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A hallmark of regulatory B cells is IL-10 production, hence their designation as IL-10+ B cells. Little is known about the ability of self-antigens to induce IL-10+ B cells in Graves' disease (GD), Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), or other autoimmune disease. Here we pulsed purified ...

Last Updated: 28 May 2015

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Atypical Presentation of Hashimoto's Disease in an Adolescent: Thyroid-Associated Ophthalmopathy.
 

Author(s): Heves Kırmızıbekmez, Rahime Gül Yeşiltepe Mutlu

Journal: J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol. 2014 Dec;6(4):262-5.

 

Hashitoxicosis is generally differentiated from Graves' hyperthyroidism by its shorter course and absence of ophthalmopathy. In this case report, we describe an adolescent girl who presented with significant clinical findings of hyperthyroidism, a diffuse goiter with homogenously ...

Last Updated: 27 Dec 2014

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The terms "Hashimoto's Disease" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[The importance of selenium in Hashimoto's disease].
 

Author(s): Paweł Zagrodzki, Jadwiga Kryczyk

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The aim of this study was to present the current state of knowledge on the role of selenium in the treatment of Hashimoto's disease. In recent years, the number of cases of autoimmune Hashimoto's thyroiditis - a chronic disease that usually leads to hypothyroidism - has increased. ...

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2014

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Autoimmune thyroid disease (Graves' disease and hashimoto's thyroiditis) in two patients with Crohn's disease: case reports and literature review.
 

Author(s): Taku Inokuchi, Yuji Moriwaki, Sumio Takahashi, Zenta Tsutsumi, Tsuneyoshi KA, Tetsuya Yamamoto

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2005 Apr;44(4):303-6.

 

An increased prevalence of the association between autoimmune thyroid diseases and ulcerative colitis has been suggested, however, not with Crohn's disease, as only 7 cases of thyroid disease coexisting with Crohn's disease have been reported. Herein, we describe 2 patients with Crohn's ...

Last Updated: 17 May 2005

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Last Updated: 17 Dec 2014

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Selenium Supplementation in Autoimmune Thyroiditis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autoimmune Thyroiditis

 

Last Updated: 24 Apr 2015

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Selenium Supplementation in Youths With Autoimmune Thyroiditis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autoimmune Thyroiditis

 

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2015

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