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Hashimoto thyroiditis

Pronunciation: hah-she-mo'to

Definition: diffuse infiltration of the thyroid gland with lymphocytes, resulting in diffuse goiter, progressive destruction of the parenchyma and hypothyroidism.

Synonym(s): autoimmune thyroiditis, chronic lymphadenoid thyroiditis, chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, Hashimoto disease, Hashimoto struma, lymphocytic thyroiditis, struma lymphomatosa

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