Campylobacter jejuni as a Cause of Acute Infectious Thyroiditis, on a Background of SLE-related End Stage Renal Failure and CMV Viraemia: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
- *Corresponding Author:
- Klaus-Martin Schulte
Department of Endocrine Surgery
King’s College Hospital
Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS UK
King’s Health Partners
Reader of Surgery, King’s College London
E-mail: [email protected] (or) [email protected]
Received date: February 10, 2014; Accepted date: May 21, 2014; Published date: May 21, 2014
Citation: Diggins B, Diaz-Cano SJ, Schulte KM (2014) Campylobacter jejuni as a Cause of Acute Infectious Thyroiditis, on a Background of SLErelated End Stage Renal Failure and CMV Viraemia: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Vaccines Vaccin 5:229. doi: 10.4172/2157-7560.1000229
Copyright: © 2014 Diggins B, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Acute suppurative thyroiditis is a rare cause of thyroid disease; however it is capable of causing widespread systemic illness, with catastrophic complications. A large number of causative pathogens have been identified, the most common being Staphylococcus and Streptococcal species. We report a rare case of acute suppurative thyroiditis, caused by Campylobacter jejuni in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus-related end-stage renal failure and excessive CMV viraemia. She developed severe respiratory compromise and required emergency total thyroidectomy and central neck clearance, which cured the local septic focus. The patient died from refractory sepsis due to E. coli.