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What is Hashimoto's disease?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez.
Last Update: 11/19/2020

Hashimoto's disease, also called Hashimoto's thyroiditis, is an autoimmune disease characterized by the production of antitheroidal antibodies
that attack the thyroid gland itself.

This disease is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. Its prevalence is 4 out of every 1,000 women of average age, although it can also manifest itself in men and children.

Sometimes, Hashimoto's thyroiditis can be accompanied by other pathologies such as diabetes, pernicious anemia and rheumatoid arthritis, among others.

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 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
License: 3316-CV
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH). License: 3316-CV.