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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Furqan M M. M.B.B.S[2]

Overview

Laboratory findings consistent with the diagnosis of Riedel's thyroiditis include elevated ESR, mild elevation of thyroid peroxidase antibodies and occasionally elevated TSH levels.

Laboratory Findings

  • Some patients with Riedel's thyroiditis may have elevated levels of TSH (in one-third cases), which is usually suggestive of hypothyroidism.

References

  1. "Thyroiditis — NEJM".
  2. Papi G, LiVolsi VA (2004). "Current concepts on Riedel thyroiditis". Am. J. Clin. Pathol. 121 Suppl: S50–63. PMID 15298150.
  3. Hennessey JV (2011). "Clinical review: Riedel's thyroiditis: a clinical review". J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 96 (10): 3031–41. doi:10.1210/jc.2011-0617. PMID 21832114.
  4. "Redirecting".

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