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What is the definition of Hashimoto Thyroiditis?

Hashimoto thyroiditis is a condition that affects the function of the thyroid, which is a butterfly-shaped gland in the lower neck. The thyroid makes hormones that help regulate a wide variety of critical body functions. For example, thyroid hormones influence growth and development, body temperature, heart rate, menstrual cycles, and weight. Hashimoto thyroiditis is a form of chronic inflammation that can damage the thyroid, reducing its ability to produce hormones.

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What are the causes of Hashimoto Thyroiditis?

Hashimoto thyroiditis is thought to result from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Some of these factors have been identified, but many remain unknown.

How prevalent is Hashimoto Thyroiditis?

Hashimoto thyroiditis affects 1 to 2 percent of people in the United States. It occurs more often in women than in men, which may be related to hormonal factors. The condition is the most common cause of thyroid underactivity (hypothyroidism) in the United States.

Is Hashimoto Thyroiditis an inherited disorder?

The inheritance pattern of Hashimoto thyroiditis is unclear because many genetic and environmental factors appear to be involved. However, the condition can cluster in families, and having a close relative with Hashimoto thyroiditis or another autoimmune disorder likely increases a person's risk of developing the condition.

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What are the latest Hashimoto Thyroiditis Clinical Trials?
Study of Acute Autoimmune Encephalitis With Positive Antibodies in Eastern France Between 2006 and 2018

Summary: The number of acute encephalitides diagnosed each year is gradually increasing, reaching approximately 5 to 10/100,000 per year; more than 50% of etiologies currently remain unknown. The majority of them are acute encephalitis of infectious origin, but it is estimated that 20% of encephalitis in northern Europe is related to an autoimmune mechanism with the majority of encephalitis with anti-NMDA ...

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Study of Metabolic Pathways for the Identification of Biomarkers in Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Psoriasis

Summary: Hashimoto's disease (HT) and psoriasis (PsO) have a significant impact on patient's quality of everyday life, and early diagnosis is critical for the symptoms management and prognosis. There is evidence that HT and PsO share common metabolic pathways that relate to their pathogenesis, and are affected by dietary and lifestyle factors. Previous studies have identified potential metabolic biomarkers...

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Published Date: August 01, 2020Published By: National Institutes of Health

What are the Latest Advances for Hashimoto Thyroiditis?
Association of interferon-based therapy with risk of autoimmune diseases in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection: A population-based Taiwanese cohort study.
Second-line immunotherapy and functional outcomes in autoimmune encephalitis: A systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis.
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Primary Burkitt lymphoma of the thyroid associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis.