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Acute suppurative thyroiditis: a ten-year review in a Taiwanese hospital.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7939429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
12 patients with acute suppurative thyroiditis were treated over a 10-year period. Their ages ranged from 2-81 years. Eight of them had a pre-existing thyroid mass. A piriform sinus fistula was demonstrated in one of the 2 patients with a history of recurrent infections. Cultures of the pus taken from the infected glands grew Gram-positive streptococci in 4 patients, Gram-negative bacteria in 4, and anaerobic bacteria in 1; the other 3 were sterile. Both patients who grew Klebsiella pneumonia were diabetic. Most of the patients received drainage in addition to systemic antibiotics. Only 2 patients had recurrence during the follow-up period. We present a review of our experience with this uncommon infection.
Authors:
L B Jeng; J D Lin; M F Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0036-5548     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-11-22     Completed Date:  1994-11-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215333     Medline TA:  Scand J Infect Dis     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  297-300     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Medical College, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acute Disease
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Gram-Negative Bacteria / isolation & purification
Gram-Positive Bacteria / isolation & purification
Humans
Klebsiella pneumoniae / isolation & purification
Male
Middle Aged
Recurrence
Taiwan / epidemiology
Thyroiditis, Suppurative* / epidemiology,  microbiology,  therapy
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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