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Autoimmune Diseases

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that mostly affects the joints. In certain individuals, this condition can affect a wide range of body systems, including skin, eyes, lungs, heart, and blood vessels. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, in which the immune system mistakenly attacks...

In 1912, Japanese physician Hakaru Hashimoto first described Hashimoto's thyroiditis, a chronic inflammation of the thyroid gland. In recent years more and more people are visiting, anxiously, doctors, having a blood test or even an ultrasound, diagnosed with "Hashimoto's thyroiditis" or "autoimmune thyroiditis". It is very possible...

What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis? Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, which is known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is considered the most common autoimmune disease. It was first described in 1912 by the Japanese physician Hakaru Hashimoto, from whom it’s named after. It is characterized by the production of autoantibodies against...