Endocrinol Metab > Volume 27(2); 2012 > Article
Endocrinology and Metabolism 2012;27(2):147-150.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3803/EnM.2012.27.2.147    Published online June 20, 2012.
A Case of Painless Thyroiditis Followed by Graves' Disease.
Gyeong Jae Na, Ji Hyun Kim, Se Yoon Park, Ki Won Kim, Hee Ja Ko, Sung Wan Jeon, Yeo Joo Kim, Sang Jin Kim
Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea. yeojoo@schmc.ac.kr
Abstract
A 30-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of fatigue, palpitation and severe weakness of both legs. The admission laboratory findings revealed thyrotoxicosis, and 131I thyroid scintigraphic imaging revealed a low radioactive iodine uptake. He was treated for painless thyroiditis for about 4 months. However, thyrotoxic state had continued and radioactive iodine uptake was markedly increased in the follow up scan. Painless thyroiditis often relapses, but rarely develops into Graves' disease. This is a rare case in which painless thyroiditis was followed by Graves' disease.
Key Words: Graves disease, Thyroiditis, Thyrotoxicosis


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