Thyroiditis

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Related to lymphocytic thyroiditis: Hashimoto's thyroiditis

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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Variation in clinical, hormonal and serological expression of chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (CLT) in children and adolescents.
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Comment: These results indicate that chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis is common among patients with chronic fatigue, that measuring thyroid autoantibodies in the blood will fail to detect thyroiditis in half of these individuals, and that treatment with thyroid hormone relieves fatigue in patients with chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, whether or not their TSH level is elevated.
TgAb was detected significantly more often in patients who had lymphocytic thyroiditis (52%) than in those without lymphocytic thyroiditis (17%).
Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of the neckswelling demonstrated features of lymphocytic thyroiditis, probably Flashimoto thyroiditis.
Lymphocytic thyroiditis also suffered as auto immune thyroiditis characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of thyroid gland with progressive destruction of thyroid follicles.
However, one of our patients whose goitre size was not reduced with drug treatment was referred to surgery because of anxiety about external appearance and histopathological evaluation was compatible with chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis.
Lymphocytic thyroiditis with spontaneously resolving hyperthyroidism (silent thyroiditis).
25%) of autoimmune lymphocytic thyroiditis (Hashimoto's disease) and there were no cases of malignancy.
When a biotin detection system was used, nonspecific staining was seen regularly in oxyphilic cells in lymphocytic thyroiditis.