Hashimoto disease

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Related to Hashimoto disease: Graves disease, hypothyroidism

Ha·shi·mo·to thy·roi·di·tis

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]


Hakaru, Japanese surgeon, 1881-1934.
Hashimoto disease - Synonym(s): Hashimoto thyroiditis
Hashimoto struma - Synonym(s): Hashimoto thyroiditis
Hashimoto thyroiditis - diffuse infiltration of the thyroid gland with lymphocytes. Synonym(s): autoimmune thyroiditis; Hashimoto disease; Hashimoto struma; lymphadenoid goiter; struma lymphomatosa
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Hashimoto disease is observed with a rate of 10% and type 2 DM is observed with a rate of 70% as a component of type 1 autoimmune polyglandular syndrome (OPS).
The frequency of Hashimoto disease is increased in some chromosomal diseases.
Genetic predisposition and familial history with a rate up to 40% have been found in Hashimoto disease (1,2).
One of the most important complications of Hashimoto disease is lymphoma (16-20).
Although a few cases of thyroid involvement have been reported in patients with MF, (4) this case is, to our knowledge, the first reported case of Hashimoto disease in a CTCL patient.
All samples [24 with HAMAs, 25 with heterophilic antibodies, 5 from patients with diabetes, 5 from patients with Graves disease, and 14 from patients with other thyroid disorders (5 from patients with Hashimoto disease, 5 containing thyroid autoantibodies, and 4 from patients with hyperthyroidism of unspecified cause)] were negative in both methods tested.