NAT H. SWANN, M.D.
Acute thyroiditis may not be so rare as the paucity of literature concerning this disorder might lead one to believe. It is difficult to determine whether the recent upsurge of reported cases represents an actual increase in the occurrence of the disease or an increase in the awareness of the physician.
The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to report the occurrence of 12 cases of acute thyroiditis seen by one physician in a small city hospital over a relatively short period and to suggest the possible infectious nature of this disease; second, to describe a case of hyperthyroidism
SWANN NH. Acute Thyroiditis: A Clinical Report of Twelve Cases within a Four-month Period. Ann Intern Med. ;56:68–71. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-1-68
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(1):68-71.
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