-Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (HT) is a common autoimmune disease in the U.S.
and around the world.
-Named after the Japanese surgeon who discovered it in 1912
-Involves a chronic immune reaction to thyroid antigens, which results in lymphocytic
infiltration of the gland and progressive destruction of thyroid tissue.
-Understanding Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
-HT causes the majority of cases of hypothyroidism in the U.S.