Thyreoiditis de Quervain. Eine Übersicht

Translated title of the contribution: Subacute thyroiditis (de Quervain)

Birgit Harbeck, H. Mönig*

*Corresponding author for this work


Subacute granulomatous thyroiditis (de Quervain) is a painful inflammation of the thyroid gland presumably associated with a viral infection. Patients suffer from serious local pain, markers of inflammation are (strongly) elevated. Ultrasound of the thyroid gland can be useful for diagnostics. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the treatment of choice in non-pregnant women and in men. Prednisolone may be tried if NSAIDs are without sufficient effect. In case of hyperthyreosis betablocker may be given in addition.

Translated title of the contributionSubacute thyroiditis (de Quervain)
Original languageGerman
JournalInternistische Praxis
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)283-287
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 01.06.2012

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