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Tuberculosis of the thyroid gland

Tuberculosis of the thyroid gland is a rare disease, occurs in two forms. More common is the defeat of the thyroid gland with miliary tuberculosis, rarely in the gland tissue separate tuberculous nodes and nests of cheesy decay, and sometimes cold abscesses are formed. There may be pain in the area of ​​the thyroid gland, shortness of breath, thyrotoxicosis, a feeling of squeezing.

Recognition of the disease in the absence of the defeat of other organs by a tubercle bacillus is not easy. Usually, the diagnosis is made on the operation or after a histological examination.

Treatment - antibacterial therapy.