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An unusual form of Riedel's thyroiditis: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15687829     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report the case of a 36-year old woman with a history of long-term fever associated with a biologic inflammatory syndrome that was not corrected by several courses of corticosteroid treatment. The only remarkable result during previous investigations was the presence of a positive Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) serology. Clinical examination revealed an heterogenous thyroid with a nodule on the right lobe. Serum thyrotropin (TSH) concentration was normal. The levels of antiperoxidase antibodies and thyrocalcitonin were normal. Ultrasound examination of the neck showed a 3-cm hypoechogenous nodule in the right lobe of the thyroid. A total thyroidectomy was performed. Histopathologic findings led to the diagnosis of Riedel's thyroiditis. We observed a dramatic improvement after surgery with absence of fever and normalization of inflammatory parameters. The role of EBV infection in the process of this unusual form of Riedel's thyroiditis is discussed.
Authors:
S Fontaine; F Gaches; L Lamant; M Uzan; A Bennet; Ph Caron
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1050-7256     ISO Abbreviation:  Thyroid     Publication Date:  2005 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-02     Completed Date:  2005-06-30     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9104317     Medline TA:  Thyroid     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Endocrinology, CHU Rangueil, Toulouse, France.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Diagnosis, Differential
Diagnostic Techniques, Surgical
Epstein-Barr Virus Infections / complications
Female
Humans
Rare Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery,  virology
Thyroid Gland / pathology
Thyroidectomy
Thyroiditis / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery,  virology

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