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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 462--464

Acute thyroid swelling in renal transplant recipient

DP Engineer, S Prakash, A Yadav, J Kumhar, A Biswas, G Kunal, A Goel 
 Department of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, India

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D P Engineer
Department of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi - 110 005
India

Tuberculosis (TB) of thyroid gland is rare entity even in solid organ transplant recipients who have a high risk of TB. Thyroid TB is easily diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology. The majority of cases require only antitubercular drugs for treatment, and surgical intervention is required only in few patients. We here describe a case of thyroid TB presenting as an acute abscess in postrenal transplant recipient with a background of acute rejection treated with steroid and antithymocyte globulin.

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Engineer D P, Prakash S, Yadav A, Kumhar J, Biswas A, Kunal G, Goel A. Acute thyroid swelling in renal transplant recipient.Indian J Nephrol 2017;27:462-464

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Engineer D P, Prakash S, Yadav A, Kumhar J, Biswas A, Kunal G, Goel A. Acute thyroid swelling in renal transplant recipient. Indian J Nephrol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 Oct 2 ];27:462-464
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