Thyroiditis Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 14, 2020
  • Author: Robert P Hoffman, MD; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is thyroiditis?

How is thyroiditis diagnosed?

How is thyroiditis treated?

What is the pathophysiology of thyroiditis?

What is the prevalence of thyroiditis in the US?

What is the global prevalence of thyroiditis?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with thyroiditis?

What are the sexual predilections of thyroiditis?

What is the prognosis of acute thyroiditis?

What is the prognosis of subacute thyroiditis?

What is the prognosis of chronic autoimmune thyroiditis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of acute thyroiditis?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of subacute thyroiditis?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of chronic autoimmune thyroiditis?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of asymptomatic thyroiditis?

What increases the risk for celiac disease in patients with thyroiditis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of acute thyroiditis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of subacute thyroiditis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of chronic autoimmune thyroiditis?

What causes thyroiditis?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Thyroiditis?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the evaluation of acute thyroiditis?

What is the role of lab testing in the evaluation of subacute thyroiditis?

What is the role of lab testing in the evaluation of chronic thyroiditis?

What is the role of radioactive iodine thyroid scanning in the diagnosis of thyroiditis?

What is the role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of thyroiditis?

What is the role of fine-needle aspiration in the diagnosis of thyroiditis?

Treatment

How is acute thyroiditis treated?

How is subacute thyroiditis treated?

How is chronic autoimmune thyroiditis treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of thyroiditis?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with thyroiditis?

Which dietary modification are used in the treatment of thyroiditis?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of thyroiditis?

How are patients with subacute thyroiditis monitored?

How are patients with chronic autoimmune thyroiditis monitored?

Medications

Which medications in the drug class Hormones are used in the treatment of Thyroiditis?

Which medications in the drug class Beta-adrenergic blocking agents are used in the treatment of Thyroiditis?

Which medications in the drug class Anti-inflammatory drugs are used in the treatment of Thyroiditis?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Thyroiditis?