1Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition, Mayo Clinic, USA
1Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
1Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USAa
*Corresponding author: Vahab Fatourechi, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, New York, USA, MN 55905
Submission: February 14, 2018; Published: May 18, 2018
ISSN 2639-0531Volume1 Issue2
Granulomatous disease of the thyroid commonly presents as sub acute (De Quervain) thyroiditis . Necrotizing granulomas in thyroid have been reported with infection (tuberculous  and fungal ), granulomatosis with polyangiitis , plasma cell granuloma, post-surgical/palpation thyroiditis  and rarely in sarcoidosis (usually causes non-necrotizing granulomas). We present a case of necrotizing granulomas within thyroid of unclear etiology associated with sudden profound hypothyroidism.
Keywords: Necrotizing granulomas; Hypothyroidism; Tuberculosis; Subacute thyroiditis