Verma KK, Edwards KA, and Friedmann DP. Calcium Hydroxylapatite-Induced Inflammatory Facial Edema and Induration Due to Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Cureus 2023; 15(6):e40947.
We describe a patient who experienced a diffuse, treatment-refractory facial inflammatory reaction following the injection of calcium hydroxylapatite with lidocaine. The reaction was attributed to undiagnosed Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Exogenous thyroid hormone replacement therapy rapidly resolved the facial inflammation associated with this type of autoimmune hypothyroidism.