Hashimato's thyroiditis or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease. The cause of Hashimato's thyroiditis is that body starts to produce antibodies against the normal thyroid tissue. This disease was the first disease to be described as autoimmune. for the first time it described by the Japanese specialist "Hakaru Hashimato" in Germany in 1912.
- "Hashimoto's disease - Symptoms and causes". Mayo Clinic.