S. LLOYD TEITELMAN, M.D.; EDWARD F. ROSENBERG, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Recently we observed a patient with severe acute thyroiditis for whom usual treatment measures failed, but for whom administration of cortisone brought prompt cessation of the disease. Search of the literature revealed only one report of similar instances. Kinsell8 gave intensive ACTH and cortisone therapy to two patients with acute thyroiditis, one of whom had severe exophthalmos. He reported prompt subsidence of acute inflammatory involvement of the gland and decrease in exophthalmos.
This case report is submitted to call further attention to this phenomenon. Additional study of this form of treatment for thyroiditis seems highly desirable in view of our
TEITELMAN SL, ROSENBERG EF. ACUTE THYROIDITIS TREATED WITH CORTISONE1. Ann Intern Med. ;38:1062–1065. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-5-1062
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(5):1062-1065.
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