De Quervain's thyroiditis risk factors

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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]


Common risk factors in the development of de Quervain's thyroiditis are viral illness, family history, and female gender.

Risk Factors

The risk factors for de Quervain's thyroiditis are:[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Common Risk factors

Less common risk factors


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