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Old 05-24-2013
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de quervain thyroiditis cause transient hyperthyroidism.Rarely.. almost never causes hypothyroidism! but first aid mentions it under hypo catagory.
If the que asks de quervain causes transient hypo or hyperthyroidism , which one should i mark.
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In general, thyroiditis follow the following pattern (there are exceptions of course)
- Start with hyperthyroidism - damage to the follicle and release thyroid hormone (severity and duration depends on the etiology)
- Follow by a hypothyroidism - depletion of thyroid hormone, and decrease in new hormone production from partially damage gland.
- Return to euthyroid state - the recovery of gland function after recovery from offending illness (note: this state does not present in all type of thyroiditis, and it really depends on the severity of gland destruction. For example, Hashimoto's thyroiditis often do not exhibit this state because the destruction of the gland is severe enough to results in hypothyrodism)

So specific to your question, de Quervain's thyroiditis, depends on severity will eventually ends in either euthyroid state or hypothyroidism. Never hyperthyroidism (at the end). Please correct me if I'm wrong,

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de quervain thyroiditis cause transient hyperthyroidism.Rarely.. almost never causes hypothyroidism! but first aid mentions it under hypo catagory.
If the que asks de quervain causes transient hypo or hyperthyroidism , which one should i mark.
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yeah right never hyperthyroidism in the end but transiently hyper and rarely hypo as its TRANSIENT only. so i think it should be remembered as transient hyper cause and not as a cause hypothyroidism.
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