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Lymphoid follicles with germinal centers are a sign of Hashimoto thyroiditis.

Hashimoto thyroiditis

Description • Autoimmune lymphocytic infiltration of the thyroid gland closely associated with the presence of antithyroid autoantibodies and often resulting in chronic hypothyroidism• Sometimes associated with a euthyroid state or transient hyperthyroidism• Most common form of chronic thyroiditis ICD-9 code • 245.2 chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis Who is most affected • Females • Peak age of onset: 30-50 years• Inherited as a dominant…

Thyrotropin linked to fatal CHD risks in women

Women’s risk of fatal coronary heart disease (CHD) rises with levels of thyrotropin, a hormone that stimulates thyroid function— even when those levels are within the normal range, a recent study suggests…

The characteristic lesions of Henoch-Schonlein purpura (purple)

Subclinical hypothyroid monitoring

A patient with subclinical hypothyroidism has a very high thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), but his other thyroid function tests (triiodothyronine, thyroxine, etc.) are normal. His insurer will not pay for testing more often than twice a year. Is retesting the TSH alone sufficient for adjusting levothyroxine doses?—Ferdinand M. Rivera, MD, Salinas, P.R. Subclinical hypothyroidism is a…

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