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Acute suppurative thyroiditis with thyroid abscess by Klebsiella pneumoniae: An unusual presentation

K.G. Mathew, Rakesh Sanker, Vikas Singhal

Keywords : Acute suppurative thyroiditis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, thyroid abscess

Citation Information : Mathew K, Sanker R, Singhal V. Acute suppurative thyroiditis with thyroid abscess by Klebsiella pneumoniae: An unusual presentation. Indian J Crit Care Med 2018; 22 (8):613-615.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_151_18

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-09-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Acute suppurative thyroiditis with thyroid abscess is very uncommon cause of thyroiditis. Thyroid infection in a diabetic patient is commonly labeled to the relative immunosuppressive state of diabetes mellitus. We present a case of a diabetic patient showing clinical symptoms of acute thyroiditis with progressing dysphagia, who was diagnosed as thyroid abscess as a result of Klebsiella pneumoniae. The infection in the absence of other significant history was initially considered de novo; however, on extensive evaluation was associated with other distant primary source of the same microbe. The patient was managed with minimally invasive drainage of abscess and intravenous antibiotics.

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