Patient Education - Endocrine Encyclopedia
Endocrine Surgery Encyclopedia
Chronic thyroiditis (Hashimoto's disease) is a slowly developing persistent inflammation
of the thyroid which frequently leads to hypothyroidism, a decreased function of
the thyroid gland. Middle-aged women are most commonly affected.
Review Date: 4/19/2004 12:00:00 AM
Reviewed By: Nancy J. Rennert, M.D., Endocrinology, Yale University School of Medicine,
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