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Classification & external resources
ICD-10 E06.
ICD-9 245
DiseasesDB 13095
eMedicine ped/2248 
MeSH D013966

Thyroiditis refers to an inflammation of the thyroid gland.

The most common form of thyroiditis is Hashimoto's thyroiditis.


Forms of thyroiditis

  • Acute - usually due to infection of bacterial origin.

Usual suspects are Streptococci, Staphylococci, Escherichia coli, anaerobic bacteria. Usually rare. Clinically manifests as pain and swelling in thyroid gland

  • Subacute

It's usually caused by virus infections. It's also know as De Quervain's thyroiditis. Clinically manifest as upper breathing tracts infection, and pain in thyroid gland.

  • Cronical

Causes hypo or hyperthyroidism

Resolving thyroiditis

Rare forms of thyroiditis

  • Riedel's thyroiditis

See also

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