Thyroiditis and Alkaline Phosphatase

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Abstract

To the editor: In 1960 Vogt (1) called attention to the possible presence of elevated alkaline phosphatase levels in thyroiditis. Since the report of Dalovisio (2) last year, a number of letters confirming their finding have appeared.

We wish to report one case of subacute thyroiditis with serum levels of alkaline phosphatase only minimally raised, but in which the thermoestable fraction was markedly elevated, indicating a hepatobiliary origin.

A 35-year-old woman began to feel nervousness, tremor, occipital headache and pain in the anterior aspect of the neck around 3 March 1979. By 1 month later, she had developed fever (temperature

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