Acute Suppurative Thyroiditis Secondary to Escherichia coli Infection

Siddiqui, Nida and Deletic, Nikola and Raa, Frederick and Mohamed, Farzahna (2021) Acute Suppurative Thyroiditis Secondary to Escherichia coli Infection. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 8 (11). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2284-2594

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Infections of the thyroid gland are rare. Its innate resistance to infections can be attributed to its unique anatomical features and rich blood supply. High clinical suspicion is required as a delay in diagnosis can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Major pathogens include the Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus species; however, Gram-negative organisms have been found especially in immunocompromised hosts. We present a rare case of acute suppurative thyroiditis (AST) secondary to Escherichia coli (E. coli) infection in a woman known to be infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thyroid abscess, thyroid, Escherichia coli, acute suppurative thyroiditis, abscess
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2022 12:54
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2022 12:54

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