Thyroid of HashimotoAnotaion:
Thyroid of Hashimoto is organ-specific autoimmune lesion with genetic determinants.
Thyroid of Hashimoto is organ - specific autoimmune lesion with genetic determinants. The correlation between women:men is 20:1. It is specified by organ - specific antibodies – thyroglobulin and against thyroid peroxidase. Thyroid gland can not be palpated, it could be diffused or nodous enlarged /goitre/. Functional status of thyroid gland could be different – with normal function, with increased or reduced function. Evolution of lesion is different. Specific are the spontaneous transitions from one to other functional status. Hypothyroidism develops in long-term plan. Diagnosis is established from the clinical symptoms, physical examination, echographic findings and the levels of specific antibodies. Treatment at hypothyroidism is by thyroid hormones.