Ear Nose Throat J. 2014 Apr-May;93(4-5):152-3.
FIRST PARAGRAPH: Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, eponymically referred to as Hashimoto thyroiditis (named after Hakarum Hashimoto, who first described the disease in 1912), is an autoimmune thyroiditis that results from autoantibodies to thyroid-specific antigens. There is a poorly understood interaction between susceptibility genes and environmental triggers, resulting in antimicrosomal and antithyroglobulin antibodies. Many patients may have another simultaneous autoimmune disease (such as Sjögren syndrome, diabetes mellitus, or myasthenia gravis), while there is some overlap with Graves disease (diffuse hyperplasia). Hypothyroidism may also result from destruction of the thyroid epithelium by inflammatory cells.
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