JOSHUA GOLDMAN, M.D.; ANTHONY J. BOCHNA, M.D.; FRANK O. BECKER, M.D.
To the editor: With reference to the article of Dr. Shenhman and Dr. Bottone (1) on the origin of subacute thyroiditis, we wish to report a case of subacute thyroiditis observed during a recent local endemic of St. Louis encephalitis in which the illness was associated with a rising titer of St. Louis equine encephalitis virus. This virus has not previously been reported to be a causal factor in subacute thyroiditis.
The patient is a 42-year-old white woman with a 2-week history of nocturnal fever up to 38.9 °C, dry nonproductive cough, and right-sided neck pain. Two days before admission,
GOLDMAN J, BOCHNA AJ, BECKER FO. St. Louis Encephalitis and Subacute Thyroiditis. Ann Intern Med. 1977;87:250. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-2-250_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(2):250.
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