Journal of Korean Endocrine Society 1996;11(2):207-213.
Published online November 7, 2019.
A Case of Thyroid Abscess by Staphylococcus Aureus.
Byeong Sun Kang, So Young Choi, Jeong Ook Eim, Ho Gyreong Chung, Byeong Gun Park, Dong Youl Park, Maeng Youl Chun, Jeong Woo Shin, Sun Il Chung
Acute thyroid abscess is an uneommon type of neck infection. We experieneed a case of staphylococcal thyroid abscess in 29 year old man, diagnosed by needle aspira~tion and culture of the aspirate. The patient had complained fever and slowly growing anterior neck swelling. Needle aspiration of the cold nodule prior to broad spectrum antibiotics was performed. After Surgical excision combined with antibiotics, he was discharged with elinical improvement. The laboratory diagnosis and clinical course was summarized and is reported with relevent references.
Key Words: Thyroid abscess, Staphylococcus aureus

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