Which physical findings are characteristic of subacute postpartum thyroiditis?

Updated: Mar 23, 2021
  • Author: Stephanie L Lee, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Patients present 1-6 months postpartum with painless thyroid enlargement and elevated thyroid hormone levels. Sometimes, distinguishing between the usual postpartum changes in physiology and additional thyroid pathology is difficult. [3, 2]


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