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Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: New aspects in diagnosis and therapy

Dr. med. Sabine Rauch, Specialist in General Medicine, Simlangsdalen, Sweden 1. General and Definition Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the thyroid gland. The disease was named after the Japanese doctor Hakaru Hashimoto (1881-1934), who first described the condition in 1912. There are two different known types, the atrophic and [...]