Lymphocytic thyroiditis with spontaneously resolving hyperthyroidism and subacute thyroiditis. Long-term follow-up.

@article{Nikolai1981LymphocyticTW,
  title={Lymphocytic thyroiditis with spontaneously resolving hyperthyroidism and subacute thyroiditis. Long-term follow-up.},
  author={T F Nikolai and G J Coombs and A Mckenzie},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1981},
  volume={141 11},
  pages={1455-8}
}
In a one- to 15-year follow-up of 124 patients with a history of subacute thyroiditis (SAT) without and with spontaneously resolving hyperthyroidism (SRH) (SAT and SAT-SRH, respectively), only three cases of thyroid disease probably unrelated to the original episode of thyroiditis were found. However, of the 54 patients with a history of lymphocytic thyroiditis (LT) with SRH (LT-SRH), 26 patients were found to have thyroid disease (three with hypothyroidism and 23 with goiters). Antithyroid… CONTINUE READING