A Case of Post COVID-19 Subacute Thyroiditis

Authors

  • Sayeef Hossain Khan Mark Indoor Medical Officer, Department of Endocrinology, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Shaima Rahman Mishu Lecturer, Department of Physiology, Popular Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Rasif Hossain Khan Medical Officer, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Warda Mozammel Medical Officer, Sonargaon Upazilla Health Complex, Sonargaon, Narayanganj, Bangladesh
  • Khan Abul Kalam Azad Professor of Medicine, Popular Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v33i2.59295

Keywords:

Covid-19, Subacute thyroiditis, Thyroid tests, Propranolol, Prednisolone

Abstract

Subacute thyroiditis is an immune reaction of the thyroid gland that often follows an upper respiratory tract infection. It is an uncommon but usually a self-limiting inflammatory condition. The clinical presentation varies from person to person, but usually includes neck pain or discomfort and a painful diffuse goiter. There is at times a transient episode of hyperthyroidism followed by euthyroidism and sometimes hypothyroidism. We describe the case of a previously healthy 34- year-old female presenting with symptoms consistent with subacute thyroiditis. The patient had recently recovered from a mild episode of COVID-19 infection. Labs and imaging were consistent with the clinical diagnosis of subacute thyroiditis. The patient was provided symptomatic treatment with prednisone and propranolol and had an uneventful recovery.

Bangladesh J Medicine 2022; 33: 210-212

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Published

2022-04-27

How to Cite

Khan Mark, S. H. ., Mishu, S. R. ., Khan, R. H. ., Mozammel, W., & Kalam Azad, K. A. . (2022). A Case of Post COVID-19 Subacute Thyroiditis. Bangladesh Journal of Medicine, 33(2), 210–212. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v33i2.59295

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Case Reports