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I had a servere case of cellulites and it started

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Dr. Mirjeta Guni


Practicing since :2006

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Posted on Thu, 4 Apr 2019 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: I had a servere case of cellulites and it started in right foot in 1990. I then was diognose with hypothyroidism in 1995 is there any connection.I was treated with antibiotics and it was healed in 1990. But I need a doctor to state that it is more likely then not related to hypothroidizm. Because it could have effected my puliminary system or immunue system.
Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 45 minutes later
Brief Answer:
About cellulitis and hypothyroidism;

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking!
I have gone through your concern!

Actually, the only known cause of Hashimoto thyroiditis ( the most common cause of hypothyroidism) is a familial predisposition.

There is no correlation between infectious diseases and hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism is caused by autoimmune disease and until now only genetic predisposition is verified.

So, do not try to find out a possible connection between cellulitis and hypothyroidism as there are two different pathologies, not related to each other.

Best wishes

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