JULIUS KAHN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; RAMON J. SPRITZLER, M.D.; WALTER E. SHECTOR, M.D.
Acute and subacute nonsuppurative thyroiditis is a disease of unknown etiology which usually involves the entire gland in an inflammatory reaction.
The causes are probably numerous. The disease commonly is preceded by an acute upper respiratory infection. Some of the reported cases have followed specific infections about the nose and throat, and others have followed specific general diseases varying from measles to rheumatic fever. Suppuration occurs rarely; when present it is unusually due to the common pyogenic organisms. It is the opinion of most observers that the cause or causes of the acute and subacute nonsuppurative varieties are unknown.
KAHN J, SPRITZLER RJ, SHECTOR WE. CORTISONE TREATMENT OF SUBACUTE NONSUPPURATIVE THYROIDITIS: REPORT OF TWO CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;39:1129–1133. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-5-1129
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(5):1129-1133.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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