giant cell thyroiditis


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Related to giant cell thyroiditis: Granulomatous thyroiditis

sub·a·cute gran·u·lom·a·tous thy·roi·di·tis

thyroiditis with round cell (usually lymphocytes) infiltration, destruction of thyroid cells, epithelial giant cell proliferation, and evidence of regeneration; thought by some to be a reflection of a systemic infection and not an example of true chronic thyroiditis.

giant cell thyroiditis

giant cell thyroiditis

Thyroiditis characterized by the presence of giant cells, round-cell infiltration, fibrosis, and destruction of follicles.
See also: thyroiditis
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