Medline ® Abstract for Reference 16
of 'Suppurative thyroiditis in children and adolescents'
Suppurative Acinetobacter baumanii thyroiditis with bacteremic pneumonia: case report and review.
Yu EH, Ko WC, Chuang YC, Wu TJ
Clin Infect Dis. 1998;27(5):1286.
Suppurative thyroiditis is rare, and the major pathogens are Staphylococcus and Streptococcus species. We present a case caused by Acinetobacter baumanii, which has never before been reported. We review another 191 cases from the English-language literature (1980 to April 1997) and make a comparison with a review of 224 cases (1900-1980). As the numbers of immunocompromised patients increase, cases of suppurative thyroiditis are increasing. Pneumocystis carinii has become an important pathogen. Most patients (83.1%) with bacterial infections were euthyroid, whereas those with fungal or mycobacterial infections tended to be hypothyroid (62.5%) and hyperthyroid (50%), respectively.
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China.