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Doctors have found a link between the coronavirus and inflammation of the thyroid gland

Doctors have found a link between the coronavirus and inflammation of the thyroid gland

A new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent COVID-19 can lead to subacute thyroiditis the - art Italian physicians in the journal of Clinical Endocrinology
"We reported the first case of subacute thyroiditis after infection SARS-CoV-2. We warn physicians about the additional and unregistered clinical manifestations associated with COVID-19", - stated in the article.

The authors describe a case of thyroid 18-year-old girls who recover from COVID-19. She caught the new coronavirus infection after contact with his father, she had symptoms of moderate severity, with a runny nose and cough, but after a few days she was completely cured. Held twice tests COVID-19 showed a negative result.

However, after a few days she had other symptoms. In particular, the girl presented with fever, neck pain, on examination, there was heart palpitations and a painful and enlarged thyroid gland. In laboratory studies, the level of thyroid hormones T4 and T3 were elevated markers of inflammation and the number of leukocytes in the blood were also elevated. During the survey a month earlier, thyroid function and imaging were normal. The girl was diagnosed with subacute thyroiditis.

"Because of the chronological relations responsible for the emergence of the subacute thyroiditis can be considered a SARS-CoV-2," conclude the authors.
It is noted that during the outbreak of coronavirus SARS-CoV in 2002-2003 at autopsy, some patients were also found to have inflammation of the thyroid gland, but coronavirus infection has never been associated with subacute thyroiditis.