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Unusual cause of thyroid abscess

By A Adeyemo, A Adeosun and K Adedapo


Thyroid abscess is a rare condition of the thyroid gland. The common causative organisms responsible for thyroid abscess are Staphylococci and Streptococci species. We described a case of thyroid abscess due to Klebsiella pneumoniae in an infant. The patient was successfully treated with open surgical drainage and appropriate antimicrobial agents

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Publisher: Makerere Medical School
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