Hashimoto's disease(redirected from Hashimotos disease)
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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.
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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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