Hashimoto's Thyroiditis in Patients With Normal Thyroid-stimulating Hormone Levels

Regina Promberger; Michael Hermann; Johannes Ott


Expert Rev Endocrinol Metab. 2012;7(2):175-179. 

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Associated Autoimmune Diseases

There is good evidence for the association of HT with various organ-specific and non-organ-specific autoimmune diseases, including Addison's disease, Type 1 diabetes mellitus, pernicious anemia, celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis and vitiligo, among others. Type 1 diabetes mellitus, autoimmune thyroid disease and autoimmune gastritis often occur together, forming the so-called autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome Type 3.[2,6] Moreover, autoimmune coagulation disorders (i.e., autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura, antiphospholipid syndrome and autoantibodies against coagulation factor VIII) have been reported to be associated with HT.[7]


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