hrp0094p2-464 | Thyroid | ESPE2021
, Möllers Martin
, Feldkamp Joachim
, Jorch Norbert
Bacterial infection of the thyroid gland (acute suppurative thyroiditis, AST) is a very rare condition, particularly in children, as the thyroid gland is extremely resistant to infection. AST presents with painful tender mass in the anterior neck and is usually associated with fever, sore throat, dysphagia and limitation of the neck movements. In the most cases the left globe is affected. Common laboratory findings are leukocytosis, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR...