Lesson of the month 1: Subacute thyroiditis: A rare cause of fever of unknown origin

Fatima Amar Bahowairath, Nicholas Woodhouse, Samir Hussain, Mujahid Al Busaidi

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Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is sometimes a diagnostic dilemma for clinicians. Endocrine causes reported in the literature include subacute thyroiditis, thyrotoxicosis, adrenal insufficiency and pheochromocytoma. Among these, subacute thyroiditis is often overlooked as it can occasionally lack typical symptoms. This case illustrates the fact that subacute thyroiditis should be considered as a possible cause of fever even if signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism and thyroid tenderness are absent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-87
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Medicine, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2017



  • Fever of unknown origin
  • Fuo
  • Gallium scan
  • Thyroiditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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