Nat H. Swann, M.D.
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Acute nonsuppurative thyroiditis was first described in 1896 and during the past 60-odd years we have learned little more about this disease than was previously known. There has been increased interest during the past few years and more cases are being recognized. The multiplicity of synonyms, the dispute as to etiology, and the many methods of treatment illustrate our confusion. Seventeen cases of acute thyroiditis were seen during two distinct outbreaks separated by several months—no cases were recognized during the intervening months. Serum for complement fixation studies for adenovirus was obtained on one patient during the initial outbreak and showed
Swann NH. Acute Thyroiditis Associated with Adenovirus Infection.. Ann Intern Med. ;61:812. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-4-812_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(4):812.
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