Endocrinology Research and Practice
Case Report

Postpartum Thyrotoxicosis with Acute Suppurative Thyroiditis Caused by Peptostreptococcus


Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Clinic of Endocrinology, Ankara, Turkey


Hitit University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Endocrinology, Çorum, Turkey

Endocrinol Res Pract 2015; 19: 67-68
DOI: 10.4274/tjem.2536
Read: 1172 Downloads: 329 Published: 01 June 2015


Acute suppurative thyroiditis (ST) is caused by infection of the thyroid gland. Abscess formation in acute ST is a rare, but potentially life-threatening condition. Most patients with acute ST have predisposing conditions. Herein, we report a 24-year-old female who presented on the fifth postpartum day with severe dysphagia, fever, chills, and sore throat. Thyroid hormone levels were consistent with thyrotoxicosis. Based on the clinical, radiological and laboratory findings, ST and abscess caused by Peptostreptococcus was diagnosed. The patient was successfully treated with appropriate antibiotics and ultrasound-guided abscess drainage.


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