There are several types of thyroiditis and they sometimes can fall under different names. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common. Others include De Quervain's thyroiditis, and silent thyroiditis which often appears within the first 6 months after pregnancy and childbirth. Riedel's thyroiditis is an extremely rare sclerosing disease of unknown aetiology. It is characterised by replacement of the thyroid parenchyma with dense fibrous tissue which extends beyond the thyroid capsule into surrounding structures in the neck. Acute Suppurative Thyroiditis is extremely rare and is caused by a bacterial infection in the thyroid which causes pus to collect and form an abscess within the thyroid gland. The blood test results, symptoms and treatments vary, depending on the type of thyroiditis.

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Chronic Thyroiditis: Hashimoto's Disease takes a look at this disease and its alternative names, its causes, incidence and risk factors.
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Physician article discusses the causes of this disease, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Read about the signs, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment, by MedicineNet.
Radiographics - Scintigraphic Features of Autoimmune Thyroiditis
Objectives include identifying the causes and appearances of silent and postpartum thyroid disorders, as well as various stages of Hashimoto's.
Riedel Thyroiditis
Article discusses this rare chronic inflammatory disease of the thyroid gland. Contains background, differentials, workup, treatment, and photos. By eMedicine.
Thyroiditis, Subacute
Article covers clinical features of SAT, and discusses differentials, labs, medication, and treatment. From eMedicine.
Thyroiditis: Differential Diagnosis and Management
Article by American Academy of Family Physicians provides classification and clinical manifestations of thyroiditis subtypes.
Thyroiditis: Inflammation of the Thyroid Gland
Article by discusses the definitions, causes, and treatments. Includes Hashimoto's, Silent, and De Quervain's.

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