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Hashimoto's thyroiditis: Quiz


Question 1: Hashimoto's thyroiditis very often results in hypothyroidism with bouts of ________.
HypopituitarismHashitoxicosisHyperthyroidismGraves' disease

Question 2: Hashimoto's thyroiditis or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis is an ________ in which the thyroid gland is gradually destroyed by a variety of cell and antibody mediated immune processes.
AutoimmunityHypersensitivityAutoimmune diseaseImmune disorder

Question 3: In addition Hashimoto's thyroiditis may be associated with ________ gene since the CTLA-4 antigen acts as an inhibitor to T-Cell activation.

Question 4: This disorder is believed to be the most common cause of primary hypothyroidism in ________.
North AmericaAmericas (terminology)AmericasSouth America

Question 5: In European countries, an atrophic form of ________ thyroiditis (Ord's thyroiditis) is more common than Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
Autoimmune diseaseCell-mediated immunityAutoimmunityHypersensitivity

Question 6: The family history of thyroid disorders is common, with the HLA-DR5 gene most strongly implicated conferring a ________ of 3 in the UK.
Attributable riskRelative riskAttributable risk percentOdds ratio


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