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Suppurative <i>Acinetobacter baumanii</i> Thyroiditis with Bacteremic Pneumonia: Case Report and Review

Eugene Hsin Yu, Wen-Chien Ko, Yin-Ching Chuang and Ta-Jen Wu

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 27, issue 5, pages 1286-1290
Published in print November 1998 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online November 1998 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/514998
Suppurative Acinetobacter baumanii Thyroiditis with Bacteremic Pneumonia: Case Report and Review

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Suppurative thyroiditis is rare, and the major pathogens are Staphylococcus and Streptococcus species. We present a case caused by Acinetobacter baumanii, which has never before been reported. We review another 191 cases from the English-language literature (1980 to April 1997) and make a comparison with a review of 224 cases (1900–1980). As the numbers of immunocompromised patients increase, cases of suppurative thyroiditis are increasing. Pneumocystis carinii has become an important pathogen. Most patients (83.1%) with bacterial infections were euthyroid, whereas those with fungal or mycobacterial infections tended to be hypothyroid (62.5%) and hyperthyroid (50%), respectively.

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