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Hashimoto's disease (chronic thyroiditis)

Hashimoto's disease (chronic thyroiditis)

Overview

Chronic thyroiditis (Hashimoto's disease) is a slowly developing persistent inflammation of the thyroid which frequently leads to hypothyroidism, a decreased function of the thyroid gland. Middle-aged women are most commonly affected.

Update Date 6/4/2012