Familial Occurrence of Subacute Thyroiditis

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Abstract

Although subacute thyroiditis (de Quervain's thyroiditis) is presumed to be caused by a viral infection, only 2 familial occurrences of subacute thyroiditis have been reported in the literature. Typical and severe subacute thyroiditis was diagnosed in an older sister who was hospitalized for 8 days. During this period her younger sister nursed her. Three weeks after, the same clinical picture occurred in the younger sister. We postulate that subacute thyroiditis might occur by transmission of possible viral infection in genetically predisposed individuals.

Journal

  • Endocrine Journal

    Endocrine Journal 49(2), 207-209, 2002-04

    The Japan Endocrine Society

References:  17

Cited by:  1

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008361336
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10901436
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    09188959
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  J-STAGE 
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