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autoimmune thyroid diseases

Thursday 12 January 2006

Types

- Graves disease (Graves hyperthyroidism)
- Hashimoto thyroiditis
- primary idiopathic myxedema

Predisposition

- SLC26A4 (PDS) (MIM.605646)

See also

- thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO)

References

- Tomer Y, Greenberg D. The thyroglobulin gene as the first thyroid-specific susceptibility gene for autoimmune thyroid disease. Trends Mol Med. 2004 Jul;10(7):306-8. PMID: 15242677

- Ayadi H, Hadj Kacem H, Rebai A, Farid NR. The genetics of autoimmune thyroid disease. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Jul;15(5):234-9. PMID: 15223054

- Gough S. The thyroglobulin gene: the third locus for autoimmune thyroid disease or a false dawn? Trends Mol Med. 2004 Jul;10(7):302-5. PMID: 15242676