Right-Sided Acute Suppurative Thyroiditis Caused by Infectious Endocarditis

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    • Inoue Kana
    • Department of Metabolic Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan
    • Okita Kohei
    • Department of Metabolic Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan
    • Iwahashi Hiromi
    • Department of Metabolic Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan
    • Imagawa Akihisa
    • Department of Metabolic Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan
    • Shimomura Iichiro
    • Department of Metabolic Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan
    • Kozawa Junji
    • Department of Metabolic Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan
    • Funahashi Tohru
    • Department of Metabolic Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan|Department of Metabolism and Atherosclerosis, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan
    • Nakata Yukiko
    • Department of Laboratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan
    • Mitsui Eri
    • Department of Metabolic Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan
    • Kitamura Tetsuhiro
    • Department of Metabolic Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan
    • Maeda Norikazu
    • Department of Metabolic Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan
    • Kishida Ken
    • Department of Metabolic Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan|Department of Metabolism and Atherosclerosis, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan
    • Otsuki Michio
    • Department of Metabolic Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan

Abstract

Acute suppurative thyroiditis is a rare disorder that is mostly found in the left lobe of the thyroid gland of children due to congenital patency of the pyriform sinus fistula. Here, we report a 61-year-old man with acute right-sided suppurative thyroiditis without pyriform sinus fistula. He also showed infectious hip arthritis, spondylitis and Roth's spots. He presented with heart failure and was diagnosed with infectious endocarditis by sequential transesophageal echocardiography. A replacement with a prosthetic valve was performed and cured him. It is important to recognize that infectious endocarditis can be a focus of acute suppurative thyroiditis.<br>

Journal

  • Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine 50(23), 2893-2897, 2011

    The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine

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