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Title: Acute suppurative thyroiditis in young children
Authors: Oranan Wongphyat
Pat Mahachoklertwattana
Sani Molagool
Preamrudee Poomthavorn
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2012
Citation: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. Vol.48, No.3 (2012)
Abstract: We report two children with acute suppurative thyroiditis (AST). They presented with typical features of AST, which include fever, painful goiter and biochemical euthyroidism. An anatomical defect predisposed to thyroid infection, pyriform sinus fistula, was identified in one patient. Both patients responded well to surgical pus drainage and antibiotic treatment. Anatomical defects must be sought in all children with AST to perform specific surgical treatment and prevent recurrent infection. © 2011 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians).
ISSN: 14401754
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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