Thyroid abscess is a rare clinical entity, usually associated with a pyriform sinus fistula. A prompt diagnosis is important because it may progress rapidly into a life-threatening condition. We report a very unusual case of thyroid abscess associated with a lung infection, both caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae. The patient was treated successfully with a culture-appropriate antibiotic and an uneventful thyroid lobectomy. A delay in diagnosis of morbidities associated with a thyroid abscess may result in rapid exacerbation of this condition; therefore, prompt and appropriate treatment is mandatory for a successful outcome.
|Titolo:||Klebsiella Pneumoniae Pulmonary Infection with Thyroid Abscess: Report of a Case|
|Autori interni:||VEROUX, Massimiliano|
CANNIZZARO, Matteo Angelo
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|