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Autoimmune Thyroiditis


Synonyms of Autoimmune Thyroiditis
  • Chronic thyroiditis
  • Goitrous autoimmune thyroiditis
  • Grave?s disease
  • Hashimoto's disease
  • Hashimoto's syndrome
  • Hashimoto's thyroiditis
  • Lymphadenoid goiter
  • Postpartum thyroiditis
  • Struma lymphomatosa

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Autoimmune thyroiditis (AT), also known as Hashimoto?s disease, is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the thyroid gland that is caused by abnormal blood antibodies and white blood cells that mistakenly attack and damage healthy thyroid cells. It is a progressive disease that may destroy the thyroid gland, causing thyroid hormone deficiency (hypothyroidism). Autoimmune thyroiditis presents with various combinations of symptoms, making diagnosis difficult. This disease can occur at any age, but is most often seen in middle-aged women. In rare cases, it may be associated with other autoimmune endocrine disorders.

    Organizations related to Autoimmune Thyroiditis
    • American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
      22100 Gratiot Avenue
      Eastpointe MI 48021
      Phone #: 586-776-3900
      800 #: 800-598-4668
      e-mail: aarda@aarda.org
      Home page: http://www.aarda.org/
    • AutoImmunity Community
      None
      None None None
      Phone #: (91-9) -552-9057
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: bandrews@autoimmunitycommunity.org
      Home page: http://autoimmunitycommunity.org
    • Autoimmune Information Network, Inc
      PO Box 4121
      Brick NJ 08723
      Phone #: 732-664-9259
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: autoimmunehelp@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.aininc.org
    • European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID)
      c/o Dr. Esther de Vries
      Hertogenbosch None 5200 ME's
      Phone #: +31- 73--6992965
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@esid.org
      Home page: http://www.esid.org
    • International Scleroderma Network
      7455 France Ave So #266
      Edina MN 55435
      Phone #: 952-831-3091
      800 #: 800-564-7099
      e-mail: site-inquiries@sclero.org
      Home page: http://www.sclero.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
      1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
      White Plains NY 10605
      Phone #: 914-428-7100
      800 #: 888-663-4637
      e-mail: Askus@marchofdimes.com
      Home page: http://www.marchofdimes.com
    • NIH/National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      2 Information Way
      Bethesda MD 20892-3570
      Phone #: 301-654-3810
      800 #: 800-891-5389
      e-mail: nddic@info.niddk.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niddk.nih.gov
    • Thyroid Foundation of Canada
      797 Princess Street
      Ontario Intl K7L 5J7
      Phone #: 613-544-8364
      800 #: (8-00)- 267-8822
      e-mail: thyroid@kos.net
      Home page: http://www.thyroid.ca
    • Thyroid Society for Education & Research
      7515 S. Main
      Houston TX 77030
      Phone #: 713-799-9909
      800 #: 800-849-7643
      e-mail: thyroid@neosoft.com
      Home page: http://www.the-thyroid-society.org



    For a Complete Report

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