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Subacute thyroiditis after inactive SARS-CoV-2 vaccine
  1. Emre Sedar Saygılı and
  2. Ersen Karakilic
  1. Endocrinology and Metabolism, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Canakkale, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ersen Karakilic; ersenkarakilic{at}


Viral infections have often been associated with subacute (De Quervain) thyroiditis. Rare cases of subacute thyroiditis have been reported after vaccines. Various vaccines have been developed with different techniques against SARS-CoV-2. This case report presents a rare case of subacute thyroiditis after the inactive SARS-CoV-2 virus vaccine, CoronaVac.

  • thyroiditis
  • COVID-19
  • vaccination/immunisation

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  • Contributors ESS and EK designed the case report. ESS collected the data. ESS performed the data analyses and interpretation. ESS and EK prepared the manuscript. All authors contributed to the revision of the manuscript and approved the final version.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.