Which clinical history findings are characteristic of subacute lymphocytic thyroiditis?

Updated: Mar 23, 2021
  • Author: Stephanie L Lee, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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This form of subacute thyroiditis is associated with a painless, firm enlargement of the thyroid gland and high thyroid hormone levels. Only suspicion by the clinician and use of radioactive iodine uptake measurement can distinguish Graves hyperthyroidism from subacute lymphocytic thyroiditis.


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