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Corticosteroid therapy in Riedel's thyroiditis.
  1. B. Vaidya,
  2. P. E. Harris,
  3. P. Barrett,
  4. P. Kendall-Taylor
  1. Department of Medicine (Endocrinology), Royal Victoria Infirmary, New Castle upon Tyne, UK.


    We report a case of Riedel's thyroiditis presenting with a systemic illness, life-threatening stridor and a stony hard goitre. Diagnosis was confirmed by open thyroid biopsy. Treatment with corticosteroid resulted in a dramatic improvement. A possible autoimmune mechanism in the pathogenesis of Riedel's thyroiditis is discussed.

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