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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Hypothyroidism without thyrotoxicosis, and high antimicrosomal antibody titers at 16 weeks postpartum, have both been described[13] as suggestive of late disease; however, we were unable to confirm the direct association between these titers and the occurrence of late disease.
In conclusion, we believe that antimicrosomal antibody titers obtained at delivery provide highly useful information about the likelihood of postpartum thyroiditis developing and indicate who will most likely require medical therapy.