Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT), also called lymphocytic thyroiditis or chronic autoimmune thyroiditis, is characterized by autoimmune destruction of the thyroid gland that can result in ...
Although asymptomatic in some cases, most patients will present with symptoms specific for hypothyroidism:
Mild weight gain
The goal of treatment is to alleviate symptoms and to bring blood levels of TSH into the normal range.
Oral thyroid hormone replacement should be considered in all patients wi...
TSH can be monitored every 4 to 6 weeks and dose titrated to achieve target goals.
Once target goal is achieved, then TSH should be monitored yea...
E06.3 Autoimmune thyroiditis
E03.9 Hypothyroidism, unspecified
E04.9 Nontoxic goiter, unspecified
245.2 Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis
244.9 Unspecified acquired hypothyroidism
HT progresses from asymptomatic to overt hypothyroidism. Thyroid hormone replacement is recommended for overt and high titer antibody subclinical Hashimoto hypothyroidism. The balance ...
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