• Lukasz CzerwonkaEmail author


Thyroid inflammation or “thyroiditis” has a wide spectrum of etiologies including bacterial and viral infections, drug reactions, and autoimmune disease. The specific etiology can be narrowed down by determining the presence of pain and the acuity of symptoms. Treatment ranges from medications such as antibiotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and thyroid hormone to surgical drainage or decompression.


De Quervain Hashimoto’s Reidel’s Suppurative thyroiditis Painless thyroiditis Postpartum thyroiditis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck SurgeryStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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