Subacute Thyroiditis – literature overview and COVID-19




subacute thyroiditis, de quervain thyroiditis, COVIS-19, SARS-CoV-2


Subacute thyroiditis (SAT), also known as de Quervain’s thyroiditis, is a rare thyroid gland disorder, although it is the most common type of painful thyroiditis. The incidence of this disorder is relatively low but likely to be underestimated. Epidemiological studies vary, estimating a prevalence of 12/100,000/year and patients with SAT constitute less than 5% of all patient consultations due to thyroid disease. For the reason, that SAT can present with a variety of symptoms to different specialists. This review summarises current knowledge of SAT with an emphasis on reports related to SARS-CoV-2.


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How to Cite

Domin R, Szczepanek-Parulska E, Dadej D, Ruchała M. Subacute Thyroiditis – literature overview and COVID-19. JMS [Internet]. 2020 Dec. 29 [cited 2023 Jun. 4];89(4):e472. Available from:



Review Papers
Received 2020-10-02
Accepted 2020-12-01
Published 2020-12-29