KENNETH L. BECKER, M.D.; JACK L. TITUS, M.D., PH.D.; LEWIS B. WOOLNER, M.D.; WILLIAM M. MCCONAHEY, M.D.
Since the possible auto-immune nature of Hashimoto's thyroiditis was elucidated (1), association of this phenomenon with other diseases that also might be auto-immune in nature has been observed (2-7). In view of these apparent relationships, a retrospective study was undertaken of the clinical records of patients in whom morphologic evidence of thyroiditis or apparently related thyroid abnormalities had been observed at necropsy.
From the necropsy protocols of the Mayo Clinic for the years 1926 through 1960, those cases in which the morphologic diagnosis of Hashimoto's thyroiditis, chronic thyroiditis, lymphocytic thyroiditis, and atrophy or fibrosis of the thyroid
BECKER KL, TITUS JL, WOOLNER LB, MCCONAHEY WM. Significance of Morphologic Thyroiditis. Ann Intern Med. ;62:1134–1138. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-6-1134
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(6):1134-1138.
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