Thyroid Research and Practice

MINI REVIEW
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 5--6

Hashitoxicosis: A clinical perspective


AG Unnikrishnan 
 Department of Endocrinology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
A G Unnikrishnan
Department of Endocrinology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin, Kerala
India

Chronic autoimmune thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism worldwide. Sometimes, it is associated with a transient hyperthyroid phase. This hyperthyroid phase, called Hashitoxicosis (the term generally refers to a combination of thyrotoxicosis/hyperthyroidism in the setting of ongoing autoimmune thyroiditis), is self limiting, and lasts for a period of a few weeks to some months. During this time, classical symptoms of mild to moderate hyperthyroidism may co-exist with a diffuse, firm, painless goiter. Thyroid scintigraphy may show normal or a slightly increased uptake. Anti-thyroid antibodies are often positive, and ultrasound with Doppler is a useful test. A combination of clinical features, thyroid function tests, and appropriate radiology will help make the diagnosis. This mini review will touch upon the clinical aspects of Hashitoxicosis.


How to cite this article:
Unnikrishnan A G. Hashitoxicosis: A clinical perspective.Thyroid Res Pract 2013;10:5-6


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Unnikrishnan A G. Hashitoxicosis: A clinical perspective. Thyroid Res Pract [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Aug 14 ];10:5-6
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