Hashimoto's disease

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Ha·shi·mo·to's disease

An autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland, characterized by goiter, infiltration of the thyroid gland with lymphocytes, and hypothyroidism. Also called Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

[After Hakaru Hashimoto (1881-1934), Japanese physician.]
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Noun1.Hashimoto's disease - autoimmune disorder of the thyroid gland; most common in middle-aged women
autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder - any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
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Hashimoto's disease also called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, is an autoimmune disorder in which a person's immune system attacks the thyroid gland.
One of the most common causes of hypothyroidism in women is the autoimmune disease called Hashimoto's disease, in which antibodies gradually target the thyroid and destroy its ability to produce thyroid hormone.
Hashimoto's disease also known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder that occurs when the immune system attacks the body's tissues.
Hashimoto's disease, an autoimmune condition which runs in families where the immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland rendering it underactive.
There are also two autoimmune diseases that bring about goiter, Graves' disease and Hashimoto's disease. In Graves' disease, the number one cause of hyperthyroidism is that our immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland, causing it to produce excess hormones.
Seven years back, Sonia was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease. An opera singer and reiki practitioner, she used vibrational sound therapy to completely recover from her illness.
Michelle, whose real name is Michelle Lynn Shupack, had her DD breast implants removed, in the hope it would help her cope with the debilitating autoimmune condition, Hashimoto's disease.
Synopsis: Thought to be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors, Hashimoto's disease, is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid gland is gradually destroyed.
All were later diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease as well as hypothyroidism.
I've been diagnosed with secondary hypothyroidism, which was initially thought to be caused by Hashimoto's disease (where the immune system attacks the thyroid gland, making it swell and become damaged).
(17.) Society for Endocrinology: Your and Your Hormones, Hashimoto's disease. Available at; http://www.yourhormones.info/endocrine-conditions/hashlmotos-disease/.
Myopathy in patients with Hashimoto's disease. Invest Clin 2015;56:33-46.