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2020 Dec 26




A Case of Post-COVID-19 Subacute Thyroiditis.


Mehmood MA, Bapna M, Arshad M
Cureus. 2020 Dec 26; 12(12):e12301.
PMID: 33510992.


Subacute thyroiditis is usually a self-limiting inflammatory condition. The clinical presentation varies from person to person, but usually includes neck pain or discomfort and a painful diffuse goiter. There is at times a transient episode of hyperthyroidism followed by euthyroidism and sometimes hypothyroidism. We describe the case of a previously healthy 29-year-old female presenting with symptoms consistent with subacute thyroiditis. The patient had recently recovered from a mild episode of COVID-19 infection. Labs and imaging were consistent with the clinical diagnosis of subacute thyroiditis. The patient was provided symptomatic treatment with prednisone and atenolol and had an uneventful recovery.