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: 12 Mar 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Hashimoto's Disease" for support, advocacy or research.

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: 12 Mar 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Hashimoto's Disease" returned 66 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Mecobalamin improved pernicious anemia in an elderly individual with Hashimoto's disease and diabetes mellitus].
 

Author(s): Kenichi Izumi, Takehiro Fujise, Kanako Inoue, Hitoe Mori, Kouta Yamazaki, Yui Hongou, Satoko Takagi, Hiroko Yamanouchi, Kenji Ashida, Keizo Anzai

Journal: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. 2013 ;50(4):542-5.

 

A 73-year-old Japanese man with Hashimoto's disease and diabetes mellitus received regular medical checkups for type 2 diabetes care. Blood tests indicated macrocytic anemia (red blood cell count, 279×104 /μL; hemoglobin, 12.2 g/dL; hematocrit, 34.0%; mean corpuscular volume, 121.9 ...

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2013

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Myeloneuropathy in a case of Hashimoto's disease.
 

Author(s): A K Kayal, L J Basumatary, S Dutta, N Mahanta, S Islam, A Mahanta

Journal: Neurol India. ;61(4):426-8.

 

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2013

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The clinical features of papillary thyroid cancer in Hashimoto's thyroiditis patients from an area with a high prevalence of Hashimoto's disease.
 

Author(s): Ling Zhang, Hui Li, Qing-hai Ji, Yong-xue Zhu, Zhuo-ying Wang, Yu Wang, Cai-ping Huang, Qiang Shen, Duan-shu Li, Yi Wu

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The goal of this study was to identify the clinicopathological factors of co-existing papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) and provide information to aid in the diagnosis of such patients.

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2013

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The terms "Hashimoto's Disease" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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: 14 Apr 2004

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Selenium Supplementation in Autoimmune Thyroiditis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Autoimmune Thyroiditis

 

Last Updated: 11 Dec 2013

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Selenium Supplementation in Pregnancy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pregnancy; Infertility; Auto-immune Thyroiditis

 

Last Updated: 25 Feb 2013

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Thyroid Disorders in Malaysian: A Nationwide Multicentre Study
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypothyroidism; Subclinical Hypothyroidism; Hyperthyroidism; Subclinical Hyperthyroidism; Graves Disease; Hashimoto's Thyroiditis; Iodine Deficiency; Genetic Susceptibility

 

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2014

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