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Auto-immunity in Thyroid Disease

  • Robert Volpé
Part of the Monographs on Endocrinology book series (ENDOCRINOLOGY, volume 20)

Abstract

This chapter will discuss the immunological aspects of two clinically disparate disorders of the thyroid, namely, Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (and its variants) (see Table 2.1). While the clinical expression of these two disorders may be markedly different, there are many genetic and pathogenetic elements which are similar if not common to them both, and indeed some workers (although not this author) consider that these two conditions are merely opposite ends of a spectrum of the same condition (Bastenie and Ermans 1972; Fisher and Beall 1976).

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Migration Inhibition Factor Subacute Thyroiditis Thyroid Stimulate Immunoglobulin Thyroid Antigen Pretibial Myxoedema 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Volpé
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.The Wellesley HospitalTorontoCanada

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