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of 'Infiltrative thyroid disease'
Corticosteroid therapy in Riedel's thyroiditis.
Vaidya B, Harris PE, Barrett P, Kendall-Taylor P
Postgrad Med J. 1997;73(866):817.
We report a case of Riedel's thyroiditis presenting with a systemic illness, life-threatening stridor and a stony hard goitre. Diagnosis was confirmed by open thyroid biopsy. Treatment with corticosteroid resulted in a dramatic improvement. A possible autoimmune mechanism in the pathogenesis of Riedel's thyroiditis is discussed.
Department of Medicine (Endocrinology), Royal Victoria Infirmary, New Castle upon Tyne, UK.