Subacute thyroiditis

subacute thyroiditis: Spontaneously remitting inflammatory condition of the THYROID GLAND, characterized by FEVER; MUSCLE WEAKNESS; SORE THROAT; severe thyroid PAIN; and an enlarged damaged gland containing GIANT CELLS. The disease frequently follows a viral infection.

Endpoint definition

Long name Subacute thyroiditis
Hospital Discharge registry ICD-10: E061, ICD-8: 2450[0-1]
Cause of Death registry ICD-10: E061, ICD-8: 2450[0-1]
Level in the ICD-hierarchy 3
First defined in version DF2
Latin name Thyreoiditis subacuta

Summary Statistics

Key figures

All Female Male
Number of individuals 418 332 86
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 0.19 0.27 0.09
Mean age at first event (years) 46.64 45.84 49.71
Case fatality at 5-years (%) 0.24 0.30 0.00

Longitudinal metrics

All Female Male
Median nb. of events per indiv. 1.0 1.0 1.0
Recurrence at 6 months (%) 24.88 26.81 17.44

Survival analyses between endpoints


before Subacute thyroiditis
after Subacute thyroiditis

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Drugs most likely to be purchased after Subacute thyroiditis