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2020 Jul 16

Hormones (Athens)

Subacute thyroiditis in a patient infected with SARS-COV-2: an endocrine complication linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Ruggeri R M, Campennì A, Siracusa M, Frazzetto G, Gullo D
Hormones (Athens). 2020 Jul 16.
PMID: 32676935.


Subacute thyroiditis (SAT) is an inflammatory thyroid disorder of viral origin, generally preceded by an upper respiratory tract infection. Since the disorder is self-limiting, it is frequently underdiagnosed. However, the disease should not be overlooked since the associated thyrotoxicosis may worsen the clinical course of concomitant disorders (e.g., respiratory distress) and long-term sequelae, such as autoimmune hypothyroidism, have been reported.