Subacute Thyroiditis (Thyroiditis, De Quervain)

Spontaneously remitting inflammatory condition of the THYROID GLAND, characterized by FEVER; MUSCLE WEAKNESS; SORE THROAT; severe thyroid PAIN; and an enlarged damaged gland containing GIANT CELLS. The disease frequently follows a viral infection.
Also Known As:
Thyroiditis, De Quervain; Granulomatous Thyroiditis; Thyroiditis, Subacute; Giant Cell Thyroiditis; Subacute Nonsuppurative Thyroiditis; Subacute Painful Thyroiditis; Cell Thyroiditides, Giant; Cell Thyroiditis, Giant; Giant Cell Thyroiditides; Granulomatous Thyroiditides; Nonsuppurative Thyroiditides, Subacute; Nonsuppurative Thyroiditis, Subacute; Painful Thyroiditides, Subacute; Painful Thyroiditis, Subacute; Subacute Nonsuppurative Thyroiditides; Subacute Painful Thyroiditides; Subacute Thyroiditides; Thyroiditides, Giant Cell; Thyroiditides, Granulomatous; Thyroiditides, Subacute; Thyroiditides, Subacute Nonsuppurative; Thyroiditides, Subacute Painful; Thyroiditis, Giant Cell; Thyroiditis, Granulomatous; Thyroiditis, Subacute Nonsuppurative; Thyroiditis, Subacute Painful; De Quervain Thyroiditis
Networked: 343 relevant articles (15 outcomes, 15 trials/studies)

Relationship Network

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Graves Disease (Basedow Disease)
2. Hyperthyroidism
3. Thyroiditis
4. Thyrotoxicosis
5. Autoimmune Thyroiditis (Lymphomatous Thyroiditis)


1. Miyauchi, Akira: 4 articles (03/2015 - 02/2002)
2. Amino, Nobuyuki: 3 articles (03/2015 - 04/2005)
3. Nishihara, Eijun: 2 articles (03/2015 - 03/2013)
4. Ito, Mitsuru: 2 articles (03/2015 - 03/2013)
5. Daniels, Gilbert H: 2 articles (01/2014 - 04/2011)
6. Kubota, Sumihisa: 2 articles (03/2013 - 04/2005)
7. Pinchera, A: 2 articles (09/2012 - 09/2006)
8. Carlé, Allan: 2 articles (05/2011 - 01/2006)
9. Pedersen, Inge Bülow: 2 articles (05/2011 - 01/2006)
10. Perrild, Hans: 2 articles (05/2011 - 01/2006)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Subacute Thyroiditis:
1. AntibodiesIBA
2. Prednisolone (Predate)FDA LinkGeneric
3. GlucocorticoidsIBA
01/01/1986 - "Myocardiodystrophies associated with subacute thyroiditis undergo reverse development as the remission of the underlying disease is attained as a result of specific therapy with glucocorticoids. "
04/01/1989 - "[Effect of glucocorticoids on immunological indices in patients with subacute thyroiditis]."
03/01/2013 - "Oral glucocorticoids are administered in moderate and severe cases of subacute thyroiditis (SAT), providing dramatic relief from pain and fever. "
10/01/1996 - "We have therefore determined sICAM-1 levels by a sandwich enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method in 10 patients with subacute thyroiditis (Group 1), who are at the initial or acute phase of thyroiditis, in 10 hypothyroidic patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (Group 2), in 10 patients with euthyroid nodular goiter (Group 3), in 10 patients with untreated GD patients with active ophthalmopathy (Group 4), in 10 hyperthyroid GD patients without clinical ophthalmopathy (Group 5), in 10 patients with GO who are euthyroid and treated with glucocorticoids for 3 months (Group 6) and in 20 normal subjects (Control Group). "
01/01/2002 - "Isolated reduction of TSH in hospital screening is a frequent finding but is conditioned most frequently by: a) the 1st stage of the low thyroxin syndrome, b) the 1st stage of subacute thyroiditis, c) the influence of various drugs (iodine preparations, overdosage of T4 substitution, pharmacotherapy with glucocorticoids, dopamine etc.), d) methodical artefacts, e) natural pulsed secretion of TSH etc. Hospital screening of hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxic heart even in older people above 60 years by T4 and/or TSH (2nd generation equipment) is not effective because it is detected in 20% of current hospital admissions and in 60% of those admitted to intensive care unitpathologic values of T4 and/or TSH most frequently without non-thyroid causes (stages of the low thyroxin syndrome) are recorded. "
4. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids)IBA
5. IodineIBA
6. HormonesIBA
7. ThyroglobulinFDA Link
8. Ipodate (Bilimin)FDA Link
9. Antithyroid Agents (Antithyroid Drugs)IBA
10. Technetium (Technetium 99m)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
2. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
3. Thyroidectomy
4. Transplants (Transplant)
5. Radiotherapy