martes, 20 de agosto de 2013

Is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis a risk factor for welldifferentiated thyroid carcinoma?

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis(HT) is the most common cause of hypothyroidism and is characterized by gradual autoimmune-mediated thyroid failure with occasional goiter development. HT is seven times more likely to occur in women than in men. Well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma(WDTC)(papillary, follicular, and papillary with follicular varient), most prevalent form of cancer in the thyroid, is 2.5 times more likely to develop in women than men. Given the relatively high prevalence of these diseases and the increased occurence in women, we analyzed data from our institution to determine if there is a correlation between HT and WDTC in women.

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