Thyroid Research and Practice

: 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 45--49

Recurrent thyroiditis: Rare but resistant

Pramila Kalra, KM Prasanna Kumar 
 Department of Endocrinology, Ms Ramaiah Medical College and Hospitals, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Pramila Kalra
Department of Endocrinology, M S Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru - 560 054, Karnataka

Recurrent thyroiditis is defined as a repeat attack of subacute thyroiditis. The recurrence rates may vary from 1.4% to 20%. The recurrence may happen at any time ranging from weeks to years after the first episode. The patients with recurrent thyroiditis not responding to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may require steroids. The recovery to euthyroidism is mostly complete but a small percent may develop transient and less commonly permanent hypothyroidism. The mainstay of treatment is medical therapy but surgery may be needed in resistant cases.

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Kalra P, Prasanna Kumar K M. Recurrent thyroiditis: Rare but resistant.Thyroid Res Pract 2021;18:45-49

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Kalra P, Prasanna Kumar K M. Recurrent thyroiditis: Rare but resistant. Thyroid Res Pract [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Sep 29 ];18:45-49
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