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Hypothyroidism - New Aspects of an Old Disease

Ifigenia Kostoglou-Athanassiou

Department of Endocrinology, Asclepeion Hospital

Consultant Endocrinologist at the Asclepeion Hospital, Greece whose research interests focus on endocrinology, Diabetes mellitus, and oncology. Dr. Kostoglou-Athanassiou has done extensive research on the relationship between melatonin and pituitary hormones and in the field of vitamin D.


Incidence Prevalence Etiology Pathophysiology Autoimmune Hashimoto Thyroiditis Treatment Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors T4 T3 Pregnancy Fetal Risks Hypothyroidism and Elderly

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Hypothyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder. It is treated with the natural hormone produced by the thyroid gland, which is synthetically produced. The disease itself may be the result of many disorders, however Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common. Nowadays, an epidemic of autoimmune diseases may have had an impact on the incidence of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. In addition, there is renewed interest in the etiology of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, as efforts are continuing to solve the mystery of the etiology of autoimmunity. Moreover, new development, such as the advent of use of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of cancer has had an impact on the treatment of hypothyroidism in these patients. Therefore, there is a renewed interest in the new developments in hypothyroidism and an effort will be made to focus on them within this book.

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Ifigenia Kostoglou-Athanassiou

Department of Endocrinology, Asclepeion Hospital

Dr. Ifigenia Kostoglou-Athanassiou obtained her medical degree at Medical School, Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki in 1982 and later she obtained her PhD degree from University of London, UK in 2000. She is a Consultant Endocrinologist at the Asclepeion Hospital, Greece and Professor-Advisor at the Hellenic Open University, Greece. Her research interests focus on Endocrinology, Diabetes mellitus and Oncology. She has done extensive research on the relationship between melatonin and pituitary hormones and in the field of vitamin D.

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