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Inflammation of the thyroid gland.



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 cases of full-blown autoimmune thyroiditis, the thyroid has been damaged by the body's own abnormal antibodies.
2009) Clinical evolution of autoimmune thyroiditis in children and adolescents.
Hashimoto's autoimmune thyroiditis and vitamin D deficiency.
Brief report: hypothyroidism caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis in very young infants.
Etiology of autoimmune thyroiditis combines genetic and environmental factors.
A diagnosis of autoimmune thyroiditis (AT)-specifically, Hashimoto's thyroiditis with subclinical hypothyroidism-was established.
He had been given propylthiouracil therapy with the diagnosis of autoimmune thyroiditis.
Material and Method: We included sixty-two autoimmune thyroiditis patients, 20 with euthyroid autoimmune thyroiditis, 27 with subclinical hypothyroidism and 15 with hypothyroid, and a control group of 37 healthy subjects.
pylori infection causes not only a variety of gastroduodenal diseases, but is also involved in the pathogenesis of various autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, Sjogren's syndrome, autoimmune gastric atrophy, anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome, autoimmune thyroiditis and Henoch-Schoenlein purpura.
The most common manifestation of IFN-induced thyroid disease has been reported to be autoimmune thyroiditis, predominantly Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
It may be due to psychiatric effects of autoimmune thyroiditis which in increased level of anti-TPO in depressed patients.