granulomatous thyroiditis


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granulomatous thyroiditis

granulomatous thyroiditis

De Quervain's thyroiditis, giant cell thyroiditis, pseudotuberculous thyroiditis, subacute thyroiditis Endocrinology Thyroid inflammation possibly of viral origin, more common in ♀, age 30–50 Clinical Sore throat, dysphagia, marked tenderness on palpation, often accompanied by fever, malaise, pressure Sx, mild hypothyroidism. See Thyroiditis.
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This entity which is known by many names, including de Quervain's thyroiditis, painful thyroiditis, giant cell thyroiditis, and granulomatous thyroiditis, is caused by a viral infection of the thyroid and often appears after an upper respiratory tract infection.