Problem

Autoimmune thyroiditis

Nature:

Autoimmune thyroiditis, (or Chronic Autoimmune thyroiditis), is a chronic disease in which the body interprets the thyroid glands and its hormone products T3, T4 and TSH as threats, therefore producing special antibodies that target the thyroid’s cells, thereby destroying it.

It may present with hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism and with or without a goiter.

Broader Problems:
Autoimmune disease
Thyroidosis
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
AnimalsPhysiologyGlandular system
Date of last update
04.03.2003 – 00:00 CET