Thyroiditis

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thyroiditis

[‚thī‚rȯi′dīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the thyroid gland.

Thyroiditis

 

inflammation of the thyroid gland caused by nonspecific infection (for example, staphylococcosis), specific infection (tuberculosis), poisoning (by lead or carbon monoxide), or autoimmune diseases. Symptoms include pain upon swallowing or moving the head backward, throbbing pain in the ears and lower jaw, elevated body temperature, enlargement of the neck, and tenderness of the regional lymph nodes. The course of thyroiditis may be acute, subacute, or chronic. Treatment calls for the use of antiinflammatory agents, analgesics, antibiotics, corticosteroids, thyroidin, and vitamins. Suppurative thyroiditis is treated surgically.

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In this case report, we summarize the clinical and laboratory findings of a patient with MS and Hashimoto's thyroiditis to emphasize again the importance of the thyroid function tests, which should be performed in MS patients with or without any complaints in order to investigate the possibility of coexistence and to assess the need for immunomodulatory therapy.
Graves' disease differs from Hashimoto's thyroiditis in that the antibodies turn the thyroid on, causing the thyroid gland to enlarge and overproduce TH.
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The idea was supported by multiple recent epidemiological studies showing that exposure to Solanaceous alkaloids or other compounds from tobacco, had 'beneficial effects' in Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
Hashimoto's thyroiditis in Down's syndrome: clinical presentation and evolution.
Doubt has been cast on the validity of these findings due to the presence of classical papillary carcinoma in some lesions, the lack of specificity of reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction for the RET/PTC1 transcript, and the fact that Hashimoto's thyroiditis can be shown to have the same rearrangement (11).
To rule out Hashimoto's thyroiditis as the cause, your health care professional may check your blood for antithyroid antibodies.
There was one case each of Hashimoto's thyroiditis, pyoderma gangrenosum, rheumatoid arthritis, and hypothyroidism, and two cases of fibromyalgia.
He was first diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis 3 years before consultation, at which time he exhibited symptoms and signs of profound hypothyroidism.
Hurthle cell atypia associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis can lead to a false diagnosis of HCN.