Journal of Korean Endocrine Society 1994;10(2):131-135.
Published online November 6, 2019.
A Case of Acute Suppurative Thyroiditis by Xanthomonas Maltophilia.
Chung Gu Cho, Du Hwan Choi, Jae Bum Soh, Kwang Hyon You, Kyoung Nyeon Kim, Bong Joo Shin
Acute thyroiditis(acute suppurative thyroiditis, bacterial thyroiditis, pyogenic thyroiditis) is an uncommon inflammatory disease, usually bacterial in orign, but may be fungi, parasitic organisms. A case of acute suppurative thyroiditis was reported and review of literature was made. A 51-year-old female noted pain and swelling of her neck. Cardinal physical finding on admission was enlargement of thyroid gland accompanied by tenderness and local heat. Diagnosis of acute suppurative thyroiditis was made by needle aspiration of the thyroid gland. The aspirated material showed inflammatory cells and follicular cells. In culture, Xanthomonas maltophilia was isolated. After antibiotics administration, she was discharged with improvement of tender enlargement of the thyroid gland.
Key Words: Acute thyroiditis, Xanthomonas maltophilia

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