Other common types include postpartum thyroiditis (subacute lymphocytic thyroiditis), silent sporadic thyroiditis, subacute granulomatous thyroiditis (De Quervain's thyroiditis), suppurative thyroiditis, and fibrous thyroiditis (Riedel's thyroiditis) .
The majority of the patients in our study were diagnosed as HT (n = 100), followed by HT with colloid goiter (n = 5) and De Quervain's thyroiditis (n = 3) and one case each of postpartum thyroiditis and HT with associated malignancy (Table 1).
We came across three patients of De Quervain's thyroiditis in our study.
Thyroiditis encompasses many relatively common thyroid disorders which have been classified into (1) HT (Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis), (2) postpartum thyroiditis, (3) painless sporadic thyroiditis, (4) De Quervain's thyroiditis (Subacute granulomatous thyroiditis), (5) suppurative thyroiditis, (6) drug-induced thyroiditis, and (7) Riedel's thyroiditis .
We came across three patients of De Quervain's thyroiditis. They were between the ages of 31 and 50 years.
Subacute granulomatous thyroiditis (de Quervain's thyroiditis) is an uncommon disease that represents 0.16%-3.6% of all thyroid disorders.
To conclude, de Quervain's thyroiditis is an uncommon disease that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute anterior neck pain, sore throat, painful deglutition, and fever especially if the patients do not respond to the treatment.