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COVID-19: Evidence of thyroid dysfunction found 1 year after infection

New research finds evidence of thyroiditis 1 year after infection with SARS-CoV-2 in some people.  Photo: Pexels

(Corrie Pelc/ Medical News Today) –– Recent COVID-19 research has focused on how the disease impacts a person’s likelihood to develop other conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, and diabetes.

Now researchers from the University of Milan, Italy have found a link between thyroid dysfunction and COVID-19. And one year after infection, scientists found people with moderate-to-severe COVID-19 still had evidence of thyroid dysfunction.

The study was recently presented at the 24th European Congress of Endocrinology in Milan, Italy. (…)