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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2009, Article ID 535974, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/535974
Case Report

A Case of Concurrent Riedel’s, Hashimoto’s and Acute Suppurative Thyroiditis

1Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Internal Medicine and Endocrinology Unit, University of Brescia, 25100 Brescia, Italy
2Department of Pathology, University of Brescia, 25124 Brescia, Italy
3II Division of General Surgery, Spedali Civili, 25124 Brescia, Italy

Received 19 February 2009; Accepted 25 June 2009

Academic Editor: Gabriel I. Uwaifo

Copyright © 2009 I. Pirola et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Riedel’s thyroiditis (RT) is a rare form of infiltrative and inflammatory disease of the thyroid, first described by Bernard Riedel in 1896. The concurrent presence of RT and other thyroid diseases has been reported, but, the association of RT with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and acute thyroiditis has not yet been reported. We present a case of concurrent Riedel’s, Hashimoto’s and acute thyroiditis that occurred in a 45-year-old patient.