antimicrosomal antibody


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antimicrosomal antibody

An autoantibody found in the plasma of patients with thyroid injury, e.g., in several forms of thyroiditis and other rheumatologic or autoimmune diseases.
See also: antibody
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Our primary questions centered on how useful antimicrosomal antibody titers would be in determining which women would develop symptomatic or biochemical thyroid dysfunction either within or after the first postpartum year, and of the women with disease, who would require treatment.
The frequency distribution of antimicrosomal antibody titers determined 6 to 10 weeks (first visit) after delivery are presented in Figure 3.
This study demonstrates that measuring serum antimicrosomal antibodies at delivery is a convenient mechanism for identifying women who have positive antithyroid antibodies, and that antimicrosomal antibody titers are highly useful in determining who is at risk for the occurrence of postpartum thyroiditis.