De Quervain's thyroiditis epidemiology and demographics

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De Quervain's thyroiditis Microchapters


Patient Information


Historical Perspective




Differentiating De Quervain's thyroiditis from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors


Natural History, Complications, and Prognosis


Diagnostic Criteria

History and Symptoms

Physical Examination

Laboratory Findings


Chest X Ray



Echocardiography or Ultrasound

Other Imaging Findings

Other Diagnostic Studies


Medical Therapy


Primary prevention

Secondary prevention

Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy

Future or Investigational Therapies

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


De Quervain's thyroiditis is particularly common in middle-aged women, Asians, and Whites. Annually, there are around 22 per 100,000 individuals worldwide.

Epidemiology and Demographics

De Quervain's thyroiditis is the most common cause of painful thyroid disease in adults which may account for up to 0.027 per 6496 of adult thyroid diseases. The prevalence is estimated to be 0.41 per 100,000 adult population.[1][2]


The prevalence is estimated to be 0.41 per 100,000 adult population.[1]


The overall incidence of endogenous de Quervain's thyroiditis is approximately 4.9 cases per 100,000 per year.[3]


De Quervain's thyroiditis is more common in fourth and fifth decades of life.[1][3]


De Quervain's thyroiditis is more common in females.The female to male ratio ranges between 2:1 to 6:1.[1][4]


There is no evidence of racial predilection in de Quervain's thyroiditis.

Developed and Developing Countries

There is no regional predilection reported towards de Quervain's thyroiditis but it was the cause in 1.8% of hypothyroid cases in a study done in Denmark.[5]


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  2. De Groot LJ, Chrousos G, Dungan K, Feingold KR, Grossman A, Hershman JM, Koch C, Korbonits M, McLachlan R, New M, Purnell J, Rebar R, Singer F, Vinik A, Shrestha RT, Hennessey J. PMID 25905408. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  4. Bindra A, Braunstein GD (2006). "Thyroiditis". Am Fam Physician. 73 (10): 1769–76. PMID 16734054.
  5. Groot, Leslie (2010). Endocrinology adult and pediatric : the thyroid gland. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Saunders. ISBN 9780323240642.