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Thyroiditis refers to either acute or slowly developing inflammation of the thyroid gland, a small butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck, below the Adam’s apple. This gland produces hormones (thyroid hormones) that play an important role in controlling the body’s metabolism. When the thyroid becomes inflamed, it can become enlarged (goiter) and overactive (hyperthyroidism), or it can shrink (atrophy) as it loses activity and function (hypothyroidism).