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ea0032p1022 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2013

IgG4-related Hashimoto's thyroiditis: an emerging variant of a well known disease

Luiz Henrique , Goncalves Diogo , Pereira Bernardo , da Silva Tiago , Veloza Andreia , Matos Catarina , Manita Isabel , Cordeiro Maria , Raimundo Luisa , Oliveira Ana , Brito Maria , Portugal Jorge

Introduction: IgG4-related HashimotoÂ’s thyroiditis (HT) is a very recently reported entity, characterized by thyroid inflammation rich in IgG4-positive plasma cells associated with marked fibrosis. It may be part of the systemic IgG4-related sclerosing disease and is associated with younger age, lower female:male ratio, higher levels of thyroid autoantibodies, low echogenicity on ultrasound (US), rapid progress requiring surgery and more subclinical hypothyroidism, when c...