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Submitted: 10 July 2012 Modified: 04 May 2017
HERDIN Record #: PCHRD12071014301390

Tuberculous abscess of the thyroid.

Arik Paolo C. Dela Cruz,
Gabriel V. Jasul Jr.,
Joseph Anthony Aranas

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Tuberculosis (TB) of the thyroid gland is rare, with acute abscess formation being the least common form of presentation. As such, TB of the thyroid may be overlooked as an initial clinical impression. A careful approach by history, physical examination, laboratory testing and radiologic imaging may aid in defining the etiology of the thyroid abscess, but these remain nonspecific. An accurate diagnosis may only be made by histologic examination. We present a case of a tuberculous abscess of the thyroid gland in a 37-year-old female. TB of the thyroid should also be considered when evaluating patients presenting with a painful thyroid nodule.

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Case report
Title
Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies
Frequency
Semi-Annual
Publication Date
May 2012
Volume
27
Issue
1
Page(s)
119-122
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Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Library Box No.116 Fulltext Print Format (Request Document)
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