Thyroid Research and Practice

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37--39

Acute suppurative thyroiditis: An unusual complication


Dipratim Das1, Partha Chakraborty2, Madhurima Ganguly3, Pankaj Kumar Halder2 
1 Department of General Surgery, R G Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, R G Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Pediatric Medicine, R G Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pankaj Kumar Halder
Saroda Pally, Baruipur, Kolkata - 700 144, West Bengal
India

Acute thyroiditis is rare and usually subsides with medical therapy. An abscess arising due to it is even rarer. Sometimes, surgical drainage is required to control ongoing infection and sepsis. We report a case of a 4-year-old girl who had acute suppurative thyroiditis. The swelling was not resolving after 9 days of administering intravenous antibiotics and eventually compressing the esophagus and trachea which was relieved leading to a speedy recovery on emergency surgical drainage.


How to cite this article:
Das D, Chakraborty P, Ganguly M, Halder PK. Acute suppurative thyroiditis: An unusual complication.Thyroid Res Pract 2021;18:37-39


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Das D, Chakraborty P, Ganguly M, Halder PK. Acute suppurative thyroiditis: An unusual complication. Thyroid Res Pract [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jan 24 ];18:37-39
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