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Is the thyroid to blame?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20922172     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Treat the rare case of acute suppurative thyroiditis as a medical emergency, with attention to airway protection, intravenous antibiotics, and surgical drainage. Order a sedimentation rate if you suspect subacute thyroiditis. It is almost always elevated in patients with this disease. Treat subacute thyroiditis with prednisone 40 mg daily in patients refractory to treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Authors:
Dean Gianakos; Lori A Nelson-Madison
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of family practice     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1533-7294     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Pract     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-05     Completed Date:  2010-11-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502590     Medline TA:  J Fam Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E1-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Lynchburg Family Medicine, 2323 Memorial Drive #10, Lynchburg, VA 24501, USA. deangianakos@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Blood Sedimentation
Diagnosis, Differential
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Thyroiditis, Suppurative / diagnosis*

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