Autoimmune thyroiditis


autoimmune thyroid disease: Inflammatory disease of the thyroid gland due to autoimmune responses leading to lymphocytic infiltration of the gland. It is characterized by the presence of circulating thyroid antigen-specific T-cells and thyroid autoantibodies. The clinical signs can range from hypothyroidism to thyrotoxicosis depending on the type of autoimmune thyroiditis.

Endpoint definition

FinnGen phenotype data

356077 individuals

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Filter registries

Hospital Discharge: ICD-10 E06.3
Hospital discharge: ICD-9 2452
Hospital discharge: ICD-8 $!$
Cause of death: ICD-10 E06.3
Cause of death: ICD-9 2452
Cause of death: ICD-8 $!$


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Check pre-conditions, main-only, mode, ICD version

Look only at ICD versions H.D: 10, 8, 9 ; C.O.D: 10, 8, 9


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Extra metadata

Level in the ICD hierarchy 3
First used in FinnGen datafreeze DF2
Parent code in ICD-10 E06
Name in latin Thyreoiditis autoimmunis

Summary Statistics

Key figures

All Female Male
Number of individuals 445 376 69
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 0.13 0.19 0.04
Mean age at first event (years) 41.99 41.21 46.25


Follow-up Absolute risk HR [95% CI] p N
1998–2019 0.03 1.51 [0.48, 4.77] 4.8e-1 19
15 years - - - -
5 years - - - -
1 year - - - -

Age distribution of first events

Year distribution of first events

Cumulative Incidence


Index endpoint: E4_THYROIDITAUTOIM – Autoimmune thyroiditis
GWS hits: 2

Survival analyses between endpoints


before Autoimmune thyroiditis
after Autoimmune thyroiditis

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Drugs most likely to be purchased after Autoimmune thyroiditis