Thyroiditis and Thyroid Function

Thyroiditis and Thyroid Function

Clinical, Morphological, and Physiopathological Studies

1st Edition - January 1, 1972

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  • Authors: P. A. Bastenie, A. M. Ermans
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483186849

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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

  • Foreword



    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


    Other Titles in the Division

Product details

  • No. of pages: 356
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1972
  • Published: January 1, 1972
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483186849

About the Authors

P. A. Bastenie

A. M. Ermans

About the Editors

P. Alexander

Z. M. Bacq

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