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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

Physical examination of patients with Riedel's thyroiditis is usually remarkable for hard thyroid mass and clinical signs of hypothyroidism such as fatigue, bradycardia, bradypnea. Patients may have the clinical signs of hypocalcemia such as positive Chvostek sign and positive Trousseau sign.

Physical Examination

Physical examination of patients with Riedel's thyroiditis is usually remarkable for hard thyroid mass and clinical signs of hypothyroidism such as fatigue, bradycardia, bradypnea. Patients may have the clinical signs of hypocalcemia such as positive Chvostek sign and positive Trousseau sign.[1][2][3]

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  • Patients with Riedel's thyroiditis may appear fatigued.

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Patient may have:

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Patient may have:

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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.

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