Ann Endocrinol (Paris) 2020 Oct 18;81(5):507-510. Epub 2020 Sep 18.
Service d'endocrinologie et maladies métaboliques, pôle cardiovasculaire et métabolique, CHU Larrey, 24, chemin de Pouvourville, TSA 30030, 31059 Toulouse cedex, France. Electronic address:
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 epidemic to be a global pandemic in March 2020. COVID-19 is an infection caused by SARS-CoV-2, a coronavirus that utilizes the angiotensin-2 converting enzyme to penetrate thyroid and pituitary cells, and may result in a "cytokine storm". Based on the pathophysiological involvement of the pituitary-thyroid axis, the current review discusses the diagnosis of abnormal thyroid function test, and the management of patients presenting with thyrotoxicosis, thyroid-associated orbitopathy and hypothyroidism in the context of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Read More