Hashimoto thyroiditis: clinical and diagnostic criteria.

  title={Hashimoto thyroiditis: clinical and diagnostic criteria.},
  author={Patrizio Caturegli and Alessandra De Remigis and Noel R. Rose},
  journal={Autoimmunity reviews},
  volume={13 4-5},
Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT), now considered the most common autoimmune disease, was described over a century ago as a pronounced lymphoid goiter affecting predominantly women. In addition to this classic form, several other clinico-pathologic entities are now included under the term HT: fibrous variant, IgG4-related variant, juvenile form, Hashitoxicosis, and painless thyroiditis (sporadic or post-partum). All forms are characterized pathologically by the infiltration of hematopoietic… CONTINUE READING
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