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Tyroid Tuberculosis [Medeniyet Med J]
Medeniyet Med J. 2004; 19(1): 60-61

Tyroid Tuberculosis

İlknur Dilek, Ferhan Özşeker, Ethem Ünver, Sevinç Bilgin, Esen Akkaya
SSK Sureyyapasa Thoracic and Cardiovascular Diseases Training Hospital, Istanbul

Tuberculosis of the thyroid gland is a rare condition and histological diagnosis ranges between 0.1 % and 1.15 %. This paper presents, a female patient with thyroid tuberculosis
admitted to our clinic cervical mass and fistula formation, August 2002. She had total thyroidectomy operation on February 2001 and the pathology was thyroid thyroid tuberculosis. She wasn’t given any antituberculosis medication and chest X-ray was normal. Fistula material was culture positive for acid-fast bacilli. She was given antituberculosis medication for 6 months and currently she has no complaint.

Keywords: Tuberculosis, thyroid tuberculosis, extra pulmonary tuberculosis


Tiroid Tüberkülozu

İlknur Dilek, Ferhan Özşeker, Ethem Ünver, Sevinç Bilgin, Esen Akkaya
SSK Süreyyapaşa Göğüs Kalp ve Damar Hastalıkları Eğitim Hastanesi, İstanbul

Anahtar Kelimeler: Tüberküloz, tiroid tüberkülozu, ekstrapulmoner tüberküloz


İlknur Dilek, Ferhan Özşeker, Ethem Ünver, Sevinç Bilgin, Esen Akkaya. Tyroid Tuberculosis. Medeniyet Med J. 2004; 19(1): 60-61

Corresponding Author: İlknur Dilek, Türkiye


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