Thyroiditis and Thyroid Function - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080166285, 9781483186849

Thyroiditis and Thyroid Function

1st Edition

Clinical, Morphological, and Physiopathological Studies

Authors: P. A. Bastenie A. M. Ermans
Editors: P. Alexander Z. M. Bacq
eBook ISBN: 9781483186849
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1972
Page Count: 356
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Modern Trends in Physiological Sciences, Volume 36: Thyroiditis and Thyroid Function: Clinical, Morphological, and Physiopathological Studies presents a detailed understanding of the incipient stages of hypothyroidism that have important clinical connections with atherosclerosis and obesity. This book provides an overall view of iodine metabolism and pituitary thyroid relationships. Organized into 15 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the role of the thyroid in converting inorganic iodine into thyroid hormones. This text then discusses the concept of autoimmunity, with emphasis on the immunizing mechanisms to combat the foreign agents invading the body. Other chapters consider the possible relationship with autoimmune processes of the struma fibrosa giant-cell variant. This book discusses as well several case studies concerning chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, Hashimoto's disease, and autoimmune thyroiditis. The final chapter deals with the pathogenic importance of each type of autoimmune thyroiditis. This book is a valuable resource for thyroid specialists, endocrinologist, and physicians.

Table of Contents




1. Structure and Function of the Normal Thyroid Gland

2. Thyroid Autoimmunity

3. Subacute and Chronic Granulomatous Thyroiditis

4. Invasive Fibrous Thyroiditis (Riedel)

5. Struma Lymphomatosa (Hashimoto)

6. Focal Lymphocytic Thyroiditis in Simple Goiter

7. Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis and Cancer of the Thyroid

8. Lymphocytic Thyroiditis and Thyrotoxicosis

9. Thyroiditis and Acquired Hypothyroidism in Adults

10. Asymptomatic Atrophic Thyroiditis

Appendix: Pituitary Changes in Myxoedema and Chronic Thyroiditis

11. Diseases Associated with Autoimmune Thyroiditis

12. Atrophic Thyroiditis, Hypertension and Coronary Heart Disease

13. Thyroiditis and Chromosomal Anomalies

14. Heredity of Autoimmune Thyroiditis

15. The Significance Of Lymphocytic Thyroiditis

Appendix. Patients and Methods


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P. A. Bastenie

A. M. Ermans

About the Editor

P. Alexander

Z. M. Bacq

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