HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS – RISK FACTORS

  • Women are 6 times at more risk.
  • Especially affects 20-60 years old women.
  • Tends to run in family
  • Increased dietary iodine intake.
  • Certain drugs like amiodarone may induce thyroid autoantibodies.
  • May be associated with other auto immune disorders like pernicious anemia, diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic active hepatitis,  inflammatory bowel disease, Sjorgen’s syndrome.