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Three types of thyroiditis are?
acute
subacute
chronic (Hashimoto's disease)
The most common type of thyroiditis is?
chronic or Hashimoto's disease
Acute thyroiditis is caused by?
bacterial invasion of the thyroid gland...manifestations include pain, neck tenderness, malais, fever, and dysphagia...usually resolves with antibiotic therapy
Subacute or granulomatous thyroiditis results from?
viral infection of thyroid gland after a cold or other upper respiratory infection...manifestations include fever, chills, dysphagia, and muscle and joint pain...pain can radiate to ears and jaw...gland feels hard and enlarged on palpation...thyroid function can remain normal, although hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism may develop
Chronic thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease is a type of?
hypothyroidism that affects women more often than men in 30s to 50s...autoimmune disorder
In Hashimoto's disease, what happens to thyroid?
it becomes invaded with antithyroid antibodies and lymphocytes, causing thyroid tissue destruction...serum thyroid hormone levels are low and secretion of TSH is increased
What are the manifestations of Hashimoto's disease?
dysphagia
painless enlargement of gland
How is Hashimoto's disease diagnosed?
based on circulating antithyroid antibodies and needle biopsy of gland

serum thyroid hormone levels, TSH levels, and radioactive iodine uptake vary with disease stage