Aspergillus thyroiditis: first antemortem case diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration culture in a pediatric stem cell transplant patient

Badawy, S. M.; Becktell, K. D.; Muller, W. J.; Schneiderman, J.

Transpl Infect Dis. 2015 Aug 20; 17(6):868-71

Abstract

Aspergillus thyroiditis (AT) has historically been considered a postmortem diagnosis in immunocompromised patients; most have disseminated disease. This report summarizes the clinical challenge of diagnosing AT. It also highlights the value of the early use of thyroid fine-needle aspiration culture and the need for a high index of suspicion to reach the final diagnosis before disease dissemination.

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