Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Thyroiditis Subacute Underlying Cause

The cause for De Quervain thyroiditis is unknown. However, it seems to be triggered by a viral upper respiratory tract infection.

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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