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oa South African Family Practice - Tuberculosis of the thyroid gland : a case report : case study

 

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Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2004;46(7) 19 Case Report Introduction: Tuberculosis (TB) of the thyroid gland is a rare disease. In the first reported case study, the patients were clinically and biochemically euthyroid.1 It may present as a thyroid abscess in pulmonary TB patients.2 Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) is a useful diagnostic procedure although with a possible low yield of acid fast bacilli (AFB). This case study highlights the role of nuclear medicine imaging and histology as important adjuncts in the diagnosis of this rare condition. Patient presentation: A 52-year-old female patient was referred from a local clinic with a two-month history ..

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2004-08-01
2016-12-06
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