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SUBACUTE THYROIDITIS

Endocrinology

SUBACUTE THYROIDITIS

1. More common in 30-40yr old women.
2. Viral infection of thyroid => granulomas of the thyroid => fibrosis => returns to normal months later.
3. Hyper/hypo/euthyroidism + ear pain + neck tenderness.
4. Inx - hyperthyroidism => hypothyroidism => normal.
5. Mgm - anti-inflammatory agents + supportive management.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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