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diffuse infiltration of the thyroid gland with lymphocytes, resulting in diffuse goiter, progressive destruction of the parenchyma and hypothyroidism.
Ha·shi·mo·to dis·ease(hah-sh-ē-mō'tō di-zēz')
Chronic autoimmune disease of thyroid resulting from antibodies to thyroglobulin and microsomes; most common cause of hypothyroidism in the U.S. Also called Hashimoto struma and Hashimoto thyroiditis.
[Hakaru Hashimoti, 1881-1934, Japanese pathologist]
Hashimoto,Hakaru, Japanese surgeon, 1881-1934.
Hashimoto disease - Synonym(s): Hashimoto thyroiditis
Hashimoto struma - Synonym(s): Hashimoto thyroiditis