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Hashimoto’s thyroiditis following SARS-CoV-2 infection
  1. Rafael Silvestre Knack1,
  2. Taliê Hanada2,
  3. Renata Silvestre Knack1 and
  4. Kamilla Mayr2
  1. 1Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  2. 2Metropolitan University of Santos, Santos, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rafael Silvestre Knack; dr.rafaelknackhiae{at}


Infectious diseases have long been considered one of the triggers for autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases. Since the appearance of the new coronavirus in December 2019 in the city of Wuhan, China, there have been many reports suggesting that infection with coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) precedes the appearance of several autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases. We describe a case report of a patient who was infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and later developed a picture of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

  • COVID-19
  • endocrine system

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  • Contributors RSK interpreted the results and researched the topic. TH wrote the manuscript and researched the topic. RSK performed study design and analysis. KMSM reviewed the content.

  • 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.