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My TPO Antibodies are high and I don't know why

By Anonymous October 27, 2011 - 7:27pm
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Thyroid peroxidase (TPO) is an enzyme made in the thyroid gland that is important in the production of thyroid hormone.Thyroid peroxidase test is a test that measures the level of an antibody that is directed against thyroid peroxidase (TPO).

Most people with chronic thyroiditis (70%-90%) display a positive TPO test. The test is also positive in lesser numbers of people with other thyroid diseases.
Other autoimmune disorders that may cause a positive TPO test include:
* Sjogren's syndrome,
* lupus,
* rheumatoid arthritis, and
* pernicious anemia.
Please ask your doctor to explain the particular cause of your elevated TPO antibodies.


October 28, 2011 - 3:43pm
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