Subacute thyroiditis is an inflammatory thyroid disease which results in neck pain. It is usually preceded by an upper respiratory tract infection and may be caused by a viral infection or a post-viral inflammatory reaction.
Francesco Latrofa, M.D., of the University Hospital of Pisa in Pisa, Italy, said: “We reported the first case of subacute thyroiditis after SARS-CoV-2 infection. Because of the chronological association, SARS-CoV-2 may be considered accountable.”
The clinicians examined an 18-year-old woman who started to experience thyroid pain, fever and an increased heart rate after recovering from COVID-19. She was admitted back to hospital, where she was diagnosed with subacute thyroiditis.
“Physicians should be alerted about the possibility of this additional clinical manifestation related to COVID-19,” added Latrofa.
Find the full study here: https://academic.oup.com/jcem/advance-article/doi/10.1210/clinem/dgaa276/5838793
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