oa Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa - A case of Riedel's thyroiditis : case report
|Article Title||A case of Riedel's thyroiditis : case report|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa|
|Author||Carolyn Droste, L. Nokoane, K.R.L. Huddle and R. Shires|
|Publication Date||Oct 2007|
|Pages||72 - 74|
Riedel's thyroiditis is a rare disorder that mainly affects middle-aged women. Dense fibrosis disrupts the normal thyroid architecture and replaces the normal thyroid architecture, and can extend beyond the thyroid capsule.
This is the first report of a case of Riedel's thyroiditis associated with systemic, multifocal fibrosis in a black South African patient.
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