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Aaron Lerner, Patricia Jeremias and Torsten Matthias

Introduction Hashimoto's thyroiditis Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) is one of the most common autoimmune endocrine diseases, characterized by an autoimmune-mediated destruction of the thyroid gland. Initially considered a rarity, HT has now

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Madalena von Hafe, João Sergio Neves, Catarina Vale, Marta Borges-Canha and Adelino Leite-Moreira

Introduction Thyroid hormones (THs) play fundamental roles in cardiovascular homeostasis ( 1 ). Given that cardiovascular diseases are among the most prevalent illnesses worldwide, causing substantial mortality, morbidity and hospitalization

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Dorte Glintborg, Katrine Hass Rubin, Mads Nybo, Bo Abrahamsen and Marianne Andersen

antibodies ( 8 ). A recent meta-analysis reported an odds ratio (OR) of 3.3 (95% CI 2.3–4.6) for autoimmune thyroid disease in women with PCOS ( 9 ). The risk of overt hypothyroidism in PCOS is less described than the risk of autoimmune thyroiditis. In a

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L E Zijlstra, D M van Velzen, S Simsek, S P Mooijaart, M van Buren, D J Stott, I Ford, J W Jukema and S Trompet

thyroid disease and variations in the definitions of subclinical thyroid disease among different studies. In an attempt to tackle these limitations, recent large, individual participant data meta-analyses were performed and associations were found between

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Weiwei He, Bin Wang, Kaida Mu, Jing Zhang, Yanping Yang, Wei Yao, Sheli Li and Jin-an Zhang

Introduction In autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITDs), one of the autoimmune diseases, cytokine-mediated immunity play a key role during the pathogenesis and development ( 1 ). AITDs are common endocrine autoimmune diseases with prevalence of

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Mírian Romitti, Vitor C Fabris, Patricia K Ziegelmann, Ana Luiza Maia and Poli Mara Spritzer

association between PCOS and autoimmune diseases ( 21 , 22 ) and especially autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD), the most common form of autoimmune disorder, with an estimated prevalence of 5% ( 23 , 24 , 25 ). AITD results from a dysregulation of the

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Jia Liu, Min Liu, Zhe Chen, Yumei Jia and Guang Wang

Introduction Autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT) is the most common autoimmune thyroid disease ( 1 , 2 ). Because of varying degree of thyroid destruction, AIT patients manifest with different thyroid function including euthyroidism, subclinical or

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A Rouland, J-C Chauvet-Gelinier, A-L Sberna, E Crevisy, P Buffier, T Mouillot, J-M Petit and B Vergès

results impossible. Patients with auto-immune thyroid diseases Eighty-five patients with auto-immune thyroid disease (Graves’ disease or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis) were included. These patients were out-patients followed by the physicians in the

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Norra Kwong, Ellen Marqusee, Michael S Gordon, P Reed Larsen, Jeffrey R Garber, Matthew I Kim and Erik K Alexander

radioactive iodine (RAI) ( 131 I) ablation, followed by thyroid hormone suppression therapy (6, 7, 8, 9) . Though there may be benefits to this approach, especially for patients with advanced disease, increasing evidence confirms that such a standardized

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Paolo G Arduino, Dora Karimi, Federico Tirone, Veronica Sciannameo, Fulvio Ricceri, Marco Cabras, Alessio Gambino, Davide Conrotto, Stefano Salzano, Mario Carbone and Roberto Broccoletti

attention on thyroid diseases, with a case-control approach. Study design and methods Our study is a prospective analysis, conducted on a comprehensive sample collected from the Caucasian population residing in Piedmont, Northwest Italy; only