Medical Definition of Giant cell thyroiditis

1. Thyroiditis with round cell (usually lymphocytes) infiltration, destruction of thyroid cells, epithelial giant cell proliferation, and evidence of regeneration; thought by some to be a reflection of a systemic infection and not an example of true chronic thyroiditis. Synonym: de Quervain's thyroiditis, giant cell thyroiditis. (05 Mar 2000)

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