What is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis?

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease characterized by the production of antithyroid antibodies
that attack the thyroid gland itself.

This disease is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. Its prevalence is 4 out of every 1,000 middle-aged women, although it can also manifest itself in men and children.

Sometimes Hashimoto’s thyroiditis can be accompanied by other pathologies such as diabetes, pernicious anemia, and rheumatoid arthritis, among others.

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