Dissertation > Medicine, health > Internal Medicine > Endocrine diseases and metabolic diseases > Thyroid disease > Thyroiditis

Acute Suppurative Thyroiditis Misdiagnosed as Subacute Thyroiditis: A Case Report and Literature Review

Author ZhaoZuo
Tutor RenYueZhong
School Zhejiang University
Course Endocrine and metabolic science
Keywords Acute suppurative thyroiditis Subacute thyroiditis Etiology Differential Diagnosis Pyriform sinus fistula Diagnosis and Treatment
CLC R581.4
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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Acute suppurative thyroiditis (AST) is a non-specific infection diseases of the thyroid , and its incidence is very low, especially with the extensive application of antibiotics , is very rare in clinical practice . AST early symptoms are often atypical , often confused with other infectious diseases of the anterior or lumps , easily misdiagnosed as same as thyroiditis disease subacute thyroiditis . We report a case no relief continued application of the hormone in the outpatient been misdiagnosed as subacute thyroiditis AST patients early in the course of the disease showed only neck pain , lack of systemic infection and thyroid local basis misdiagnosed as subacute thyroiditis neck pain the square clear diagnosis process to thyroid abscess formation . Combination of relevant literature , this paper discusses the AST etiology , clinical manifestations , differential diagnosis , diagnosis, treatment and prognosis progress .

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