Italian scientists reported the first case of thyroid disease caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2. The emergence of new complications due of a new type of coronavirus according to a study published in the journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

the Doctors examined the case of subacute thyroiditis in an 18-year-old patient who recover from COVID-19. This disease is characterized by viral inflammation of the thyroid gland and the presence of the high temperature of the patient. As the coronavirus, the girl had not complained of problems with the thyroid gland, the doctors concluded that the emergence of subacute thyroiditis was triggered by COVID-19.

According to the disclosed information history of the disease, thyroid disease identified 15 days after receipt of a positive test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in the body of the patient. This girl is easily moved coronavirus disease, which she contracted from her father. The course of subacute thyroiditis have observed was associated with pain in the neck and the presence of fever. According to doctors, the symptoms lasted one week, the thyroid function was normalized approximately 40 days.

At the conclusion of the study, the scientists warned colleagues that SARS-CoV-2 can induce thyroid disease. Scientific work has confirmed the fact that the coronavirus can infect not only the lungs.

According to an earlier study by Chinese scientists, the coronavirus can be localized not only in the human lung, but also in the intestine. Completed in may, the study showed that the particles of the virus SARS-CoV-2 may persist in the waste of life and passed to future carriers.