Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Incidence

Facts about Hashimoto's thyroiditis:

  • About 11% of Americans have a thyroid illness.
  • About 30 million people in the US have thyroid disorders.
  • Hashimoto's is one of the most common causes for hypothyroidism in an adult.
  • Women are affected 4-5 times more frequently than men.
  • Hashimoto's is the most common cause of goiter in adolescents.

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Last Updated: Mar 18, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Hashimoto's Thyroiditis References
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