CASE REPORT

Subacute Thyroiditis Associated with COVID-19 Infection: Two Case Reports
COVID-19 Enfeksiyonu ile İlişkili Subakut Tiroidit: İki Olgu Sunumu
Received Date : 10 May 2021
Accepted Date : 01 Jul 2021
Doi: 10.25179/tjem.2021-84279 - Makale Dili: EN
Turk J Endocrinol Metab. 2021;25:344-348
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ABSTRACT
Subacute thyroiditis (SAT) is granulomatous thyroiditis of the thyroid gland that usually occurs after a viral infection. Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) infection has led to a pandemic that has affected the whole world since late 2019. The virus has been reported to cause different extrapulmonary clinical symptoms. Few cases in the literature have reported SAT after COVID-19 viral infection. In this article, 2 cases were diagnosed, where SAT was presented after COVID-19 infection. Using these cases, we aimed to emphasize that patients who present with pain and tenderness in the anterior neck region after COVID-19 infection may develop SAT, whose diagnosis can be missed.
ÖZET
Subakut tiroidit (SAT), genellikle bir viral enfeksiyondan sonra ortaya çıkan tiroid bezinin granülomatöz bir tiroiditidir. Koronavirüs hastalığı-2019 [coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19)] enfeksiyonu, 2019 yılının sonundan beri tüm dünyayı etkileyen bir pandemiye yol açmıştır. Ekstrapulmoner birçok farklı klinik tabloya yol açtığı bildirilmiştir. COVID- 19 viral enfeksiyonu sonrasında SAT bildirilen olgular literatürde az sayıdadır. Bu yazıda, COVID-19 enfeksiyonu sonrası SAT tanısı olan 2 olgu sunuldu. Bu olgular ile birlikte COVID-19 enfeksiyonu sonrası özellikle ön boyun bölgesinde ağrı ve hassasiyet gelişen olgularda atlanabilen bir tanı olarak SAT gelişebileceğini vurgulamak istemekteyiz.
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