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Primary thyroid gland tuberculosis: a conundrum in a child

MOJ Surgery
Sonam Sharma,1 Rachit Sharma2


Extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is a great mimicker of innumerable diseases and it is often overlooked causing diagnostic dilemmas and therapeutic delay. Primary tuberculosis (TB) of the thyroid gland is a very rare form of EPTB with only a handful of cases documented in the world literature. Here, in this report, an unsuspected case of primary thyroid gland TB in a 7-year-old female is described which was misdiagnosed as a case of multinodular goitre.


extrapulmonary tuberculosis, children, thyroid gland, cytology, multinodular goitre