Acute Suppurative Thyroiditis Secondary to Tuberculosis with Superimposed Bacterial Infection

A Case Report

Keywords: acute suppurative thyroiditis, thyroid abscess, thyroid tuberculosis, contrast induced thyroiditis

Abstract

Acute suppurative thyroiditis is a rare and potentially fatal condition. We present a case of an 18-year-old Malay female who presented with one-week history of painful right sided neck swelling, fever and odynophagia. Neck CT confirms ruptured multiloculated abscess with posterosuperior extension into prevertebral space. Pus and tissue cultured Streptococcus anginosus and Eikenella corrodens with positive TB PCR. She responded well to ampicillin/ sulbactam and anti-tuberculosis treatment with no evidence of residual collection from ultrasound.

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Author Biographies

Siti Sanaa binti Wan Azman, Hospital Putrajaya, Federal Territory of Putrajaya, Malaysia

Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine

Masni binti Mohamad, Hospital Putrajaya, Federal Territory of Putrajaya, Malaysia

Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine

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Published
2021-06-30
How to Cite
Wan Azman, S. S. binti, & Mohamad, M. binti. (2021). Acute Suppurative Thyroiditis Secondary to Tuberculosis with Superimposed Bacterial Infection: A Case Report. Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies, 36(2). Retrieved from https://asean-endocrinejournal.org/index.php/JAFES/article/view/1023
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Case Reports