Hashimoto's disease


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Hashimoto's disease

 [hash″ĭ-mo´tō]
a progressive type of autoimmune thyroiditis characterized by goiter and gradually developing hypothyroidism with lymphocytic infiltration of the gland and circulating antithyroid antibodies; women are most commonly affected, and there is a familial predisposition to the disease. Called also Hashimoto's thyroiditis or struma.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

Hashimoto's disease

(hä′shē-mō′tōz′)
n.
An autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland, characterized by goiter, infiltration of the thyroid gland with lymphocytes, and hypothyroidism. Also called Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
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It is thought that parathyroiditis represents an autoimmune process similar to thyroid gland Hashimoto's disease. The presence of seronegative cases of parathyroiditis does not rule against an autoimmune etiology, because a similar phenomenon is observed in Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
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Paradoxically, too much iodine can suppress thyroid function and worsen untreated Hashimoto's disease. The body's iodine requirement is small (150 micrograms daily); more than 600 a day for long periods is not recommended.
"I'm going to take a break when I feel like it." Hadid has also called out cyber-bullies, most recently earlier this month when she revealed, via Twitter, that she has the autoimmune disorder Hashimoto's disease. "Please, as social media users and human beings in general, learn to have more empathy for others and know that you never really know the whole story," she wrote.
Hashimoto's disease is a condition in which the body's immune system attacks the thyroid.