Acute Suppurative Thyroiditis Secondary to Escherichia coli Infection

  • Nida Siddiqui Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4429-9262
  • Nikola Deletic Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9598-0907
  • Frederick Raal Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9170-7938
  • Farzahna Mohamed Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5602-3621

Keywords

Thyroid abscess, thyroid, Escherichia Coli., acute suppurative thyroiditis, abscess

Abstract

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).

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  • Published: 2021-11-19

    Issue: 2021: LATEST ONLINE (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Siddiqui N, Deletic N, Raal F, Mohamed F. Acute Suppurative Thyroiditis Secondary to Escherichia coli Infection. EJCRIM 2021;2 doi:10.12890/2021_003009.