oa Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa - A case of Riedel's thyroiditis - : case report

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1608-9677
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1009



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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