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Subacute thyroiditis following ginger (Zingiber officinale) consumption.

Sanavi S, Afshar R - Int J Ayurveda Res (2010)

Bottom Line: A woman with subacute thyroiditis following ginger consumption is presented.The diagnosis was confirmed by physical examination and laboratory tests, in two distinct episodes.The patient was cured and recommended to refuse ginger consumption.

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Affiliation: Shahed University, Faculty of Medicine, Mustafa Khomeini Hospital, Italia Street, Tehran, Iran.

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A woman with subacute thyroiditis following ginger consumption is presented. The diagnosis was confirmed by physical examination and laboratory tests, in two distinct episodes. The patient was cured and recommended to refuse ginger consumption.

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Mentions: A 34-year-old female was referred to a private office, because of sudden onset of severe pain at the back of the mouth and neck radiating to jaw, difficulty in swallowing, hoarse voice, mild fever and palpitation. On physical examination, a red throat without any exudates was observed but cervical lymph nodes enlargement and coryza signs were absent. The thyroid gland was diffusely enlarged (grade Ib or only visible in neck extension) and severely tender [Figure 1]. Patient's temperature was 38°C and heart rate (HR = 120/min) had disproportionately increased. There was no history of prior goiter, abnormal thyroid function, allergic reactions and recent viral infection. She was not in postpartum period. An interesting finding in her history was ginger powder consumption (1 teaspoonful) with honey (1 tablespoonful) for 10 nights.The thyroid function tests (TFT) revealed thyrotoxicosis. The new TFT indicated the same results. Table 1 shows useful diagnostic laboratory findings:


Subacute thyroiditis following ginger (Zingiber officinale) consumption.

Sanavi S, Afshar R - Int J Ayurveda Res (2010)

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Figure 0001: Anterior view of neck.
Mentions: A 34-year-old female was referred to a private office, because of sudden onset of severe pain at the back of the mouth and neck radiating to jaw, difficulty in swallowing, hoarse voice, mild fever and palpitation. On physical examination, a red throat without any exudates was observed but cervical lymph nodes enlargement and coryza signs were absent. The thyroid gland was diffusely enlarged (grade Ib or only visible in neck extension) and severely tender [Figure 1]. Patient's temperature was 38°C and heart rate (HR = 120/min) had disproportionately increased. There was no history of prior goiter, abnormal thyroid function, allergic reactions and recent viral infection. She was not in postpartum period. An interesting finding in her history was ginger powder consumption (1 teaspoonful) with honey (1 tablespoonful) for 10 nights.The thyroid function tests (TFT) revealed thyrotoxicosis. The new TFT indicated the same results. Table 1 shows useful diagnostic laboratory findings:

Bottom Line: A woman with subacute thyroiditis following ginger consumption is presented.The diagnosis was confirmed by physical examination and laboratory tests, in two distinct episodes.The patient was cured and recommended to refuse ginger consumption.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Shahed University, Faculty of Medicine, Mustafa Khomeini Hospital, Italia Street, Tehran, Iran.

ABSTRACT
A woman with subacute thyroiditis following ginger consumption is presented. The diagnosis was confirmed by physical examination and laboratory tests, in two distinct episodes. The patient was cured and recommended to refuse ginger consumption.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus