P. Brouqui, MD; D. Raoult, MD, PhD; B. Conte-Devolx, MD
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To the Editors: Although subacute thyroiditis is a common disease, its pathogenesis is still uncertain. Because of the clinical similarities between viral diseases and subacute thyroiditis, this disease is generally thought to be of viral origin. Despite suggestive clinical observations, the definite demonstration of a viral etiology has proved elusive.
We report the case of a 55-year-old man who presented with 15 days of fever associated with anterior neck pain and weight loss. His thyroid gland was swollen and tender. Laboratory findings included an erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 112 mm/h, a fibrinogen level of 8.2 g/L, and a C-reactive protein
Brouqui P, Raoult D, Conte-Devolx B. Coxsackie Thyroiditis. Ann Intern Med. ;114:1063–1064. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-12-1063_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(12):1063-1064.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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