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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Alternate Names : Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the disease?

Nothing can be done to prevent the disease because the exact cause is not understood.

What are the long-term effects of the disease?

Hashimoto thyroiditis often causes low thyroid hormone levels, called hypothyroidism. This condition may be permanent. This means that the person may need to take thyroid hormone replacement medicine for the rest of his or her life.

What are the risks to others?

There are no risks to others, as this disease is not contagious.

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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Adam Brochert, MD
Reviewer: William M. Boggs, MD
Date Reviewed: 01/31/02

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