Deferred Lymphocytic Thyroiditis

A deferred lymphocytic thyroiditis is a self-limiting, subacute disorder that usually occurs in women in the postpartum period. First, there are signs of hyperthyroidism, then hypothyroidism, and finally a return to normal thyroid function takes place. Treatment during the hyperthyroid phase occurs with beta-blockers. If hypothyroidism is not regressing, a lifelong therapy with thyroxine is necessary. A deferred lymphocytic thyroiditis is a self-limiting, subacute disorder that usually occurs in women…

September 3, 2018
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