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- Lithium directly damages thyroid follicular cells, which releases thyroglobulin, which may be hydrolyzed to thyroxine, causing hyperthyroidism
- Small follicles with atrophy and minimal colloid; follicles contain desquamated follicular cells, macrophages and multinucleated giant cells; some giant cells contain birefringent calcium oxalate crystals
(J Clin Pathol 1995;48:582)
End of Thyroid gland > Thyroiditis > Lithium thyroiditis
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