Covid-19 Might Cause Thyroid Issues, Too

The more scientists study Covid-19, the more it’s clear the virus that causes the disease can wreak havoc on the body in many different ways. As reporter Roxanne Khamsi writes:

The researchers believe that Covid-19, caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, might be a risk factor for an atypical form of thyroiditis, which is characterized by inflammation of the thyroid that can lead to thyrotoxicosis. Viral thyroiditis, also known as subacute thyroiditis, is a mystery in that doctors aren’t sure exactly which viruses can cause it, but researchers have found…

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