Subacute thyroiditis

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Subacute thyroiditis
Classification and external resources
Subacute thyroiditis - intermed mag.jpg
Micrograph showing a granuloma in subacute thyroiditis. H&E stain.
ICD-10 E06.1
ICD-9 245.1
MedlinePlus 000375
eMedicine article/125648
MeSH D013968

Subacute thyroiditis is a form of thyroiditis that can be a cause of both thyrotoxicosis and hypothyroidism.[1] It is uncommon and can affect individuals of both sexes and all ages. The most common form, subacute granulomatous, or de Quervain's, thyroiditis manifests as a sudden and painful enlargement of the thyroid gland accompanied with fever, malaise and muscle aches. Some[who?] have suggested that its cause might be viral in origin.[citation needed]

Types include:

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