May dental extraction trigger subacute thyroiditis? Report of two cases

Onbasi K., Hatipoglu H., Ucgun S., GÜNGÖR M.

Acta Endocrinologica, vol.11, no.4, pp.532-535, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4183/aeb.2015.532
  • Journal Name: Acta Endocrinologica
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.532-535
  • Keywords: Subacute thyroiditis, tooth extraction, differential diagnosis, GRANULOMATOUS THYROIDITIS, TOOTH EXTRACTION, INFECTION, QUERVAINS
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


© 2015, Acta Endocrinologica Foundation. All rights reserved.Introduction. Subacute thyroiditis (SAT) is a self-limiting thyroid disease associated with a triphasic clinical direction of hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and back to normal thyroid function. Precise etiology of this clinical condition is unknown. Generally diagnosis is based on clinical-laboratory parameters. Considerable cases of SAT develop after several types of viral infections. We herein describe two cases that developed SAT after dental extraction. Cases. Two-female patients in the forties ages experienced fever and neck pain after dental extraction. The patients presented elevated sedimentation rates and SAT symptoms. After clinical diagnosis and therapy administration, symptoms resolved after one week. Conclusion. We have presented two cases experiencing SAT after dental extraction. The management and possible association with current literature were discussed.