World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports Volume No 6

Case Report Open Access

Post Therapy Lymphocytic Thyroiditis in a case of Primary Thyroid Tuberculosis - A case report

Kiran Agarwal, Mona Bargotya, Geetika Sharma and Nitin Sood
World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports 2014, 3:14

Abstract

Abstract

Lymphocytic thyroiditis following anti- tubercular therapy for thyroid tuberculosis is extremely uncommon. Primary tuberculosis of thyroid gland itself is a very rare clinical entity even in countries where tuberculosis is endemic. Thyroid tuberculosis can rarely be associated with features of hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. The aim of presenting this case report is to emphasize that this clinical entity should be kept in mind while treating thyroid diseases especially in a country where the prevalence of tuberculosis is high as well as to gain a better understanding of the clinical characteristics, diagnosis and treatment of this rare condition.

Key Words

Thyroid tuberculosis, Thyroiditis




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