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Posted on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: I had a blood test back in XXXXXXX of 2016 for urticaria and it been almost a year since my last episode which a bump appears then swelling appears where the bump is my Tsh was normal and my thyroid peroxidase anitibodies says it was high it was 19 what would this mean they are telling that my thyroid is attaching itself of my body explanation not understandable by doctor and other explanations would be helpful and is this serious
Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 45 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Thyroid peroxidase antibodies indicative of grave's disease or Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Detailed Answer:
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Thyroid peroxidase antibodies are auto antibodies. Auto antibodies mean that the antibody is produced by our immune system and attacks our own body.

Thyroid peroxidase antibody targets and stimulate thyroid gland resulting in increased production of Thyroid hormone(hyperthyroidism ). The condition is called grave's disease.

There are effective treatments available for graves disease including medications, radioactive iodine therapy and surgery to remove thyroid gland is rarely needed.

Newer research has found that thyroid peroxidase can also be found in Hashimoto's thyroiditis where the antibodies attack and destroy thyroid cells resulting in eventual decrease in thyroid hormone levels (hypothyroidism ). Hashimoto's is treated with thyroid replacement.

Both these conditions have serious consequences without appropriate treatment. However, with proper treatment, both the conditions have a very good prognosis.

Further investigations, physical examination and clinical symptoms are required at this point to reach a diagnosis.
Please discuss these and follow up with your doctor for further evaluation.

Hope I was able to answer your question
Please feel free to address any more concerns

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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