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Subacute thyroiditis is an intriguing form of thyroiditis that can be a cause of both thyrotoxicosis and hypothyroidism. 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.
- De Quervain's thyroiditis
- Subacute lymphocytic thyroiditis
- Postpartum thyroiditis
- Palpation thyroiditis
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