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Acute thyroiditis due to septic emboli derived from infective endocarditis
  1. C A Cabizuca,
  2. D A Bulzico,
  3. M H de Almeida,
  4. F L Conceição,
  5. M Vaisman
  1. Department of Endocrinology of Clementino Fraga Filho University Hospital, Rio de Janeiro Federal University – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  1. C A Cabizuca, Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Departamento de Endocrinologia, Rua Professor Rodolpho Paulo Rocco, 255, Cidade Universitária – Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro RJ Brasil, 21941-913; carolcabizuca{at}


Acute infectious thyroiditis is a rare condition of the thyroid gland, most often arising in children with congenital conditions connecting the thyroid directly to the oropharynx, such as a piriform fistula or thyroglossal duct. We report a case of acute thyroiditis due to septic emboli derived from infective endocarditis.

  • acute thyroiditis
  • infective endocarditis
  • septic emboli

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