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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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The incidence of thyroid carcinoma in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and solitary cold nodules.
Four had Hashimoto's thyroiditis at the study outset and were on T4 replacement therapy.
He said something like 'Remember that guy with thyroiditis I told you about?
18) Reactive and physiologic CCH has been described in association with non-MTC, thyroiditis, nodular hyperplasia, aging, adenomas, and hyperparathyroidism.
Celiac disease in children and adolescents with Hashimoto thyroiditis.
1] Hashimoto's thyroiditis is one condition presenting occasionally as psychosis.
Methods: A total of 93 patients who presented to Sakarya University Endocrinology outpatient clinic from April to September 2016 and diagnosed with Hashimoto thyroiditis were included in this study.
6%) were of microfollicular adenomatoid nodule having background of thyroiditis, 17 (8.
Diagnosis of subacute thyroiditis is mainly based on clinical features and laboratory findings such as typical neck pain, diffuse swelling of the thyroid gland, altered thyroid function, and depressed radioactive iodine intake.
PTX could decrease and/or postpone fibrosis of thyroid gland during Hashimoto thyroiditis [35-39].
Expression of this cytokine correlates positively with the degree of lymphocyte infiltration in Hashimoto's thyroiditis [8.