Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
  • Most common cause of hypothyroidism
  • Autoimmune disorder results in thyroid destruction
    • you can have a thyrotoxicosis initially because of follicular rupture
  • Clinical
    • slow course
    • moderately enlarged non tender thyroid
  • Pathology
    • lymphocytic infiltrate with germinal centers
    • associated with Hurthle cells on history
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