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Thyroid disorder after COVID19 infection

Patients With COVID-19 May Develop Thyroid Infection:- Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection may cause subacute thyroiditis, according to a case study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Subacute thyroiditis is an inflammatory thyroid disease characterised by neck pain and is usually preceded by an upper respiratory tract infection. It may be caused by a viral infection or a post-viral inflammatory reaction, and many viruses have been linked to the disease. “We reported the first case of subacute thyroiditis after SARS-CoV-2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2] infection,” said Francesco Latrofa, MD, University Hospital of Pisa, Pisa, Italy. “Physicians should be alerted about the possibility of this additional clinical manifestation related to COVID-19.” The authors described the clinical, laboratory, and imaging features of a woman aged 18 years who presented with fever, neck pain that radiated to the jaw, and palpitations occurring 15 days after testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 on oropharyngeal swab. At physical examination the patient presented with an increased heart rate and a painful and enlarged thyroid on palpation. At laboratory exams FT4 and FT3 were high, thyroid-stimulating hormone was undetectable, and inflammatory markers and white blood cell count were elevated. Bilateral and diffuse hypoechoic areas were detected at neck ultrasound. One month earlier, thyroid function and imaging were both normal. “We diagnosed subacute thyroiditis and the patient started prednisone,” the authors wrote. “Neck pain and fever recovered within 2 days and the remaining symptoms within 1 week. Thyroid function and inflammatory markers normalised in 40 days.” “Because of the chronological association, SARS-CoV-2 may be considered accountable for the onset of subacute thyroiditis,” said Dr. Latrofa. Reference:

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