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What other things can cause the presence of both hyperthyroidism and symptoms of infection? i've had thyroid ultrasound and blood work to rule out

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
Viral (subacute)...: Thyroiditis may be a possibility. It is an inflammation of the thyroid gland which is believed to be due to a viral infection. Symptoms include: 1. Hyperthyroidism (due to thyroid hormone leaking from the gland) 2. Swollen, painful thyroid gland (front of lower neck) 3. Fatigue (tiredness) 4. Fever 5. Muscle and joint pain. Please see your doctor for a complete discussion.

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Last updated Aug 1, 2013

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