Thyroid Diseases in brief….part 3 

# Thyroiditis 

So lastly remains Thyroiditis from the thyroid diseases…  

Thyroiditis is a term indicating presence of thyroid inflammation. 

Causes : 

  • Autoimmune thyroiditis 
  • Postpartum – painless thyroiditis
  • Acute infectious thyroiditis 
  • Post irradiation 
  • Sarcoidosis 
  • Riedel’s thyroiditis 

Acute thyroiditis

Clinical features : 

  • local pain , tenderness
  • Painfull swallowing / difficulty in swallowing 

Postpartum thyroiditis – painless lymphocytic thyroiditis occurs in upto 10% of women, postpartum. 

Riedel’s thyroiditis – rare , occurs primarily in middle aged women.

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis – An autoimmune disorder which typically affects middle-aged & elderly women.

Feel free to ask if you don’t understand medical terms. 
☺ Stay healthy, Stay happy ☺ 

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