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de Quervain Thyroiditis
Eunice Y. L. Dai, MBBS, FRCR; Yolanda Y. P. Lee, MBChB, FRCR; Anil T. Ahuja, MD, FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • de Quervain thyroiditis (DQT)
            • Synonyms

              • Subacute thyroiditis, subacute granulomatous thyroiditis, painful subacute thyroiditis, subacute nonsuppurative thyroiditis, giant cell thyroiditis, pseudogranulomatous thyroiditis, pseudotuberculous thyroiditis
            • Definitions

              • Self-limited, nonsuppurative inflammatory disease of thyroid gland

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Microscopic Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Lee MY et al: Subacute thyroiditis-an often overlooked sonographic diagnosis: report of 3 cases. J Ultrasound Med. 35(5):1095-100, 2016
                                          2. Lee YJ et al: Sonographic characteristics and interval changes of subacute thyroiditis. J Ultrasound Med. 35(8):1653-9, 2016
                                          3. Pan FS et al: Sonographic features of thyroid nodules that may help distinguish clinically atypical subacute thyroiditis from thyroid malignancy. J Ultrasound Med. 34(4):689-96, 2015
                                          4. Cappelli C et al: Ultrasound findings of subacute thyroiditis: a single institution retrospective review. Acta Radiol. 55(4):429-33, 2014
                                          5. Frates MC et al: Subacute granulomatous (de Quervain) thyroiditis: grayscale and color Doppler sonographic characteristics. J Ultrasound Med. 32(3):505-11, 2013
                                          6. Yasuji I: Subacute thyroiditis in a patient with juvenile idiopathic arthritis undergoing etanercept treatment: a case report and review of the literature. Mod Rheumatol. 23(2):397-400, 2013
                                          7. Ruchala M et al: The role of sonoelastography in acute, subacute and chronic thyroiditis: a novel application of the method. Eur J Endocrinol. 166(3):425-32, 2012
                                          8. Wong KT et al: Benign thyroid conditions. In Sofferman et al: Ultrasound of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands. Springer. 61-106, 2012
                                          9. Engkakul P et al: Eponym : de Quervain thyroiditis. Eur J Pediatr. 170(4):427-31, 2011
                                          10. Xie P et al: Real-time ultrasound elastography in the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of subacute thyroiditis. J Clin Ultrasound. 39(8):435-40, 2011
                                          11. Desailloud R et al: Viruses and thyroiditis: an update. Virol J. 6:5, 2009
                                          12. Golden SH et al: Clinical review: prevalence and incidence of endocrine and metabolic disorders in the United States: a comprehensive review. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 94(6):1853-78, 2009
                                          13. Cho MH et al: Riedel's thyroiditis in a patient with recurrent subacute thyroiditis: a case report and review of the literature. Endocr J. 54(4):559-62, 2007
                                          14. Erdem N et al: Demographic and clinical features of patients with subacute thyroiditis: results of 169 patients from a single university center in Turkey. J Endocrinol Invest. 30(7):546-50, 2007
                                          15. Park SY et al: Ultrasonographic characteristics of subacute granulomatous thyroiditis. Korean J Radiol. 7(4):229-34, 2006
                                          16. Sarkar SD: Benign thyroid disease: what is the role of nuclear medicine? Semin Nucl Med. 36(3):185-93, 2006
                                          17. Fatourechi V et al: Clinical features and outcome of subacute thyroiditis in an incidence cohort: Olmsted County, Minnesota, study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 88(5):2100-5, 2003
                                          18. De Quervain F: Die acute, nicht eiterige Thyreoiditis und die Beteiligung der Schild druse an akuten Intoxikationen und Infektionen uberhaupt. Mitt Grenzeb Med Chir Suppl. 2:1-165, 1904
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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Abbreviations

                                                      • de Quervain thyroiditis (DQT)
                                                    • Synonyms

                                                      • Subacute thyroiditis, subacute granulomatous thyroiditis, painful subacute thyroiditis, subacute nonsuppurative thyroiditis, giant cell thyroiditis, pseudogranulomatous thyroiditis, pseudotuberculous thyroiditis
                                                    • Definitions

                                                      • Self-limited, nonsuppurative inflammatory disease of thyroid gland

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                        • CT Findings

                                                          • MR Findings

                                                            • Imaging Recommendations

                                                              • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                                  • General Features

                                                                    • Microscopic Features

                                                                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                      • Presentation

                                                                        • Demographics

                                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                            • Treatment

                                                                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                              • Consider

                                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Lee MY et al: Subacute thyroiditis-an often overlooked sonographic diagnosis: report of 3 cases. J Ultrasound Med. 35(5):1095-100, 2016
                                                                                  2. Lee YJ et al: Sonographic characteristics and interval changes of subacute thyroiditis. J Ultrasound Med. 35(8):1653-9, 2016
                                                                                  3. Pan FS et al: Sonographic features of thyroid nodules that may help distinguish clinically atypical subacute thyroiditis from thyroid malignancy. J Ultrasound Med. 34(4):689-96, 2015
                                                                                  4. Cappelli C et al: Ultrasound findings of subacute thyroiditis: a single institution retrospective review. Acta Radiol. 55(4):429-33, 2014
                                                                                  5. Frates MC et al: Subacute granulomatous (de Quervain) thyroiditis: grayscale and color Doppler sonographic characteristics. J Ultrasound Med. 32(3):505-11, 2013
                                                                                  6. Yasuji I: Subacute thyroiditis in a patient with juvenile idiopathic arthritis undergoing etanercept treatment: a case report and review of the literature. Mod Rheumatol. 23(2):397-400, 2013
                                                                                  7. Ruchala M et al: The role of sonoelastography in acute, subacute and chronic thyroiditis: a novel application of the method. Eur J Endocrinol. 166(3):425-32, 2012
                                                                                  8. Wong KT et al: Benign thyroid conditions. In Sofferman et al: Ultrasound of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands. Springer. 61-106, 2012
                                                                                  9. Engkakul P et al: Eponym : de Quervain thyroiditis. Eur J Pediatr. 170(4):427-31, 2011
                                                                                  10. Xie P et al: Real-time ultrasound elastography in the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of subacute thyroiditis. J Clin Ultrasound. 39(8):435-40, 2011
                                                                                  11. Desailloud R et al: Viruses and thyroiditis: an update. Virol J. 6:5, 2009
                                                                                  12. Golden SH et al: Clinical review: prevalence and incidence of endocrine and metabolic disorders in the United States: a comprehensive review. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 94(6):1853-78, 2009
                                                                                  13. Cho MH et al: Riedel's thyroiditis in a patient with recurrent subacute thyroiditis: a case report and review of the literature. Endocr J. 54(4):559-62, 2007
                                                                                  14. Erdem N et al: Demographic and clinical features of patients with subacute thyroiditis: results of 169 patients from a single university center in Turkey. J Endocrinol Invest. 30(7):546-50, 2007
                                                                                  15. Park SY et al: Ultrasonographic characteristics of subacute granulomatous thyroiditis. Korean J Radiol. 7(4):229-34, 2006
                                                                                  16. Sarkar SD: Benign thyroid disease: what is the role of nuclear medicine? Semin Nucl Med. 36(3):185-93, 2006
                                                                                  17. Fatourechi V et al: Clinical features and outcome of subacute thyroiditis in an incidence cohort: Olmsted County, Minnesota, study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 88(5):2100-5, 2003
                                                                                  18. De Quervain F: Die acute, nicht eiterige Thyreoiditis und die Beteiligung der Schild druse an akuten Intoxikationen und Infektionen uberhaupt. Mitt Grenzeb Med Chir Suppl. 2:1-165, 1904