Subacute Thyroiditis

(Thyroiditis de Quervain, giant cell – or granulomatous thyroiditis) Subacute thyroiditis is inflammation of the thyroid gland, which is believed to be caused by a virus. Symptoms include fever and sensitivity of the thyroid gland. Initial hyperthyroidism is common, sometimes followed by a transition period of hypothyroidism. The diagnosis is made clinically and by laboratory tests. Treatment is with high doses NSAIDs or corticosteroids. The disease usually goes away within…

September 3, 2018