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Three Cases of Acute Suppurative Thyroiditis in children
Min Joong Kwon, Ho Seong Kim, Duk Hi Kim, Duk Hi Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1993;36(9):1320-1324.   Published online September 15, 1993
Acute suppurative thyroiditis is uncommon in children. The relative rarity of thyroid infection is thought to reflect its complete fibrous encapsulation, generous vascular and lymphatic supply and high local iodine level. the bacterial involvement include the normal oropharyngeal microflora, and broad spectrum antibiotic therapy including anaerobic coverage should be utilized initially. We have experienced three cases of acute suppurative throiditis. All...
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