AN UNUSUAL CASE OF AUTOIMMUNE THYROIDITIS PRESENTING WITH HYPERSOMNIA

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Autoimmune Thyroiditis is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the Thyroid gland.It is caused by the abnormal blood antibodies and white blood cell that damage the normal thyroid cells.. It may destroy the thyroid gland, causing thyroid hormone deficiency (hypothyroidism). Diagnosis of Autoimmune Thyroiditis is difficult. This disease can occur at any age, but is most often seen in middle-aged women.

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AN UNUSUAL CASE OF AUTOIMMUNE THYROIDITIS PRESENTING WITH HYPERSOMNIA**Sathya Sudha Devi, Mookambika Institute of Medical Sciences,Kulasekaram *V S Deepa, Mookambika Institute of Medical Sciences, KulasekaramAbstractAutoimmune Thyroiditis is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the Thyroid gland.It is caused by the abnormal blood antibodies and white blood cell that damage the normal thyroid cells.. It may destroy the thyroid gland, causing thyroid hormone deficiency (hypothyroidism). Diagnosis of Autoimmune Thyroiditis is difficult. This disease can occur at any age, but is most often seen in middle-aged women. It may also be associated with other autoimmune endocrine disorders. This disorder mostly incident in women.This paper reports a case of a 30 year old male with history of hypersomnia for past three months. He had no other associated complaints.TFT revealed a raised TSH, low T3 & T4 (Hypothyroidism)with increased thyroid specific antibody. The patient was started on L-Thyroxine to which he responded well and became euthyroid after three months.(Keywords: Thyroid gland, Autoimmune Thyroiditis, Hypothyroidism)IntroductionAutoimmune Thyroiditis was first reported in

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