Endocrinol Metab > Volume 24(1); 2009 > Article
Journal of Korean Endocrine Society 2009;24(1):38-41.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3803/jkes.2009.24.1.38    Published online March 1, 2009.
A Case of Acute Suppurative Thyroiditis in a Patient with Leukemia Who was Treated with Chemotherapy.
Hoon Sung Choi, Hwa Young Ahn, Jae Seok Lee, Hyosang Kim, Jung Ah Lim, Tae Hyuk Kim, Minjoo Kim, Yenna Lee, Do Jun Park, Bo Youn Cho
Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea.
Acute suppurative thyroiditis (AST) is a rare disease of the thyroid gland that results from anatomical abnormalities, such as pyriform sinus fistula. However, in some case reports, patients with AST did not have anatomical abnormalities, including a report in which children with acute leukemia developed AST after chemotherapy. We report a case of AST in an adult with a hematologic disorder treated with chemotherapy. Although he was initially treated with parenteral antibiotics, surgical intervention was performed due to progressive worsening of AST. He recovered after surgical intervention and had no anatomical abnormality.
Key Words: acute suppurative thyroiditis, chemotherapy, hematologic disorder

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