Medline ® Abstract for Reference 24
of 'Suppurative thyroiditis in children and adolescents'
First report of a thyroid abscess in the pediatric age group caused by Arcanobacterium haemolyticum.
Sayyahfar S, Nasiri SJ
J Infect Chemother. 2012;18(4):584.
Thyroid abscess is a rare event especially in the pediatric age group. We report a 2-year-old girl with thyroid abscess who presented with fever and an anterior painful neck mass. Culture of the aspirated fluid yielded Arcanobacterium haemolyticum, which is one of the etiologies of pharyngitis and rash in children and, especially, young adults. As far as we are aware this is the first report of thyroid abscess in the pediatric or adult age group caused by Arcanobacterium haemolyticum.
Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Ali Asghar Children Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Vahid Dastgerdi Street, Shariati Street, Tehran 1919816766, Iran. email@example.com