Primary thyroid tuberculosis associated with thyrotoxicosis - Rare presentation

  • Manju -
  • Mani Krishna
  • Gopal Singh


Primary thyroid tuberculosis (TB) gland is a very rare disease; although, the incidence of extra pulmonary TB has been increasing in the recent year. We present a case of primary thyroid TB. The case was diagnosed on the basis of findings of fine-needle aspiration cytology, as our case presented with multinodular thyroid goitre and erythema nodosum. She was given antitubercular treatment for 9 months, and she improved and her multinodular lesion completely resolved after treatment. In conclusion, thyroid TB should be kept in mind in the differential diagnoses of the thyroid masses, even in a patient with no history and symptoms of TB disease.

Keywords: Fine-needle aspiration cytology, Hyperthyroidism, Thyroid tuberculosis
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-, M., Krishna, M., & Singh, G. (2017). Primary thyroid tuberculosis associated with thyrotoxicosis - Rare presentation. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 3(4), 195-196. Retrieved from
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