Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Thyroiditis Hashimoto's Evaluation

The evaluation of Hashimoto's thyroiditis begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with Hashimoto's thyroiditis may include:

Testing is required to make the diagnosis of Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate Hashimoto's thyroiditis include:

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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Thyroiditis Hashimoto's References
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