Endocrine Disorders: Evaluation and Management

  • Author: Todd T. Brown, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 11/14/16 (What's New)


  • Thyroiditis has been reported with opportunistic infections including Pneumocystis jiroveci, Cryptococcus neoformans, visceral leishmaniasis, and suppurative bacterial infections of the thyroid[Sellmeyer 1996; Ranieri 2005; Heufelder 1996; Pearce 2003]
  • Following treatment of the infection, thyroid function can return to normal
  • Lymphoma and Kaposi’s sarcoma can also infiltrate the thyroid and impair function

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