De Quervain's thyroiditis. Definition

Medical Definition: De Quervain's thyroiditis

Inflammation of the thyroid gland, probably of viral etiology, which presents with local pain, flu syndrome and hyperthyroidism symptoms derived from secondary to tissue destruction. Its characteristic is the absence of radioactive iodine uptake scan, an increase of ESR. Is known by the name of subacute thyroiditis.

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