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ACUTE INFECTION OF THE THYROID GLAND

ACUTE INFECTION OF THE THYROID GLAND The infrequency of acute inflammation of the thyroid gland, either as a primary infection or as a complication to other inflammatory processes, whether local or constitutional, has prompted me to report four cases and also to review some of the literature on this subject. This review, even though limited, establishes the fact that relatively few acute inflammatory conditions of the thyroid gland have been reported. In dealing with the subject I have made no attempt to collect data relative to the acute infections complicating goiter—strumitis—but to review that dealing with infections of the normal thyroid gland—thyroiditis. The fact that the thyroid is one of the ductless glands, well isolated from surrounding tissue by a dense capsule, enjoying a bountiful blood supply, and with a lymphatic drainage, rather independent of the lymphatics of the neighboring structures and containing a colloidal material rich in iodin, seems to favor it as an organ http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

ACUTE INFECTION OF THE THYROID GLAND

JAMA , Volume 76 (10) – Mar 5, 1921

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1921 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1921.02630100011004
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Abstract

The infrequency of acute inflammation of the thyroid gland, either as a primary infection or as a complication to other inflammatory processes, whether local or constitutional, has prompted me to report four cases and also to review some of the literature on this subject. This review, even though limited, establishes the fact that relatively few acute inflammatory conditions of the thyroid gland have been reported. In dealing with the subject I have made no attempt to collect data relative to the acute infections complicating goiter—strumitis—but to review that dealing with infections of the normal thyroid gland—thyroiditis. The fact that the thyroid is one of the ductless glands, well isolated from surrounding tissue by a dense capsule, enjoying a bountiful blood supply, and with a lymphatic drainage, rather independent of the lymphatics of the neighboring structures and containing a colloidal material rich in iodin, seems to favor it as an organ

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 5, 1921

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