STEVEN G. DORFMAN, M.D.; ROBERT L. YOUNG, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ROBERT L. PEAKE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
To the editor: We previously described eight patients with a syndrome of painless thyroiditis and transient hyperthyroidism without goiter (1). All patients have followed the course of subacute (viral) thyroiditis. Other patients with a similar syndrome of painless thyroiditis and transient hyperthyroidism with goiter have also been described (2-4). All patients with this syndrome have followed the course of subacute thyroiditis but at biopsy have had lymphocytic infiltration compatible with Hashimoto's (autoimmune) thyroiditis.
We have followed four of our initial eight patients for 2 or more years (Table 1). The other patients left the local area and were lost to
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DORFMAN SG, YOUNG RL, PEAKE RL. Autoimmune Disease, Thyroiditis, and Hyperthyroidism Without Goiter. Ann Intern Med. 1977;86:824-825. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-6-824
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(6):824-825.
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