de Quervain's thyroiditis


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de Quervain's thyroiditis

A condition featuring painful enlargement of the thyroid gland with suppression of thyroid hormone production. It is probably due to a virus infection and spontaneous recovery is usual. It ia also called subacute thyroiditis. (Fritz de Quervain, 1868–1940, Swiss surgeon).
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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) [3].
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 [3].
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.
Out of 100 cases of thyroiditis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis 72(%), Lymphocytic thyroiditis 27(%), de Quervain's thyroiditis 1(%).
Subacute thyroiditis, also known as de Quervain's thyroiditis, is the reason for 15% to 20% of hyperthyroidism cases; it is usually preceded by viral infection and inflammation that lead to destructive release of preformed thyroid hormone.
Out of 75 cases of thyroiditis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis 56(74.66%), Lymphocytic thyroiditis 18(24%), de Quervain's thyroiditis 1(1.33%).