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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

  • Autoimmune - Antibody (Ab) develops to:
    • Thyroperoxidase (TPOAb) 90%, and
    • Thyroglobulin (TgAb) 85%
  • Highest TPOAb levels found in Hashimoto's thyroiditis
  • Leads to HYPOthyroidism
  • Weight gain/inability to lose weight
  • Depression, especially post-partum
  • 0.3 – 1.2% of general population in the United States
  • Female to male ratio - 12:1