Thyroid gland abscess due to Brucella melitensis

Karsen, Hasan; Akdeniz, Hayrettin; Erten, Remzi; Sünnetçioğlu, Mahmut; Yıldız, Ayhan; Bayraktar, Mehmet
June 2011
Dicle Medical Journal / Dicle Tip Dergisi;2011, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p225
Academic Journal
Case Study
Brucella infects many organs with various complications but thyroid gland infection is rare. We present a thyroid gland abscess due to brucellosis. The 53 years male patient was admitted to outpatient clinic with complaints of swelling and pain in the anterior part of the neck. The patient's thyroid hormones and anti-thyroid antibodies were in normal limits. The cause of thyroid gland abscess was Brucella melitensis. The diagnosis was made based on clinical, radiological, serological and bacterial culture results. The abscess was surgically evacuated and medical treatment was applied. The patient recovered without any sequel.


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