endocrine tuberculosis

Summary

Summary: Infection of the ENDOCRINE GLANDS with species of MYCOBACTERIUM, most often MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS.

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  1. Kang M, Ojili V, Khandelwal N, Bhansali A. Tuberculous abscess of the thyroid gland: a report of two cases. J Clin Ultrasound. 2006;34:254-7 pubmed
    ..We report the sono-graphic features of two cases of tuberculous thyroid abscess that were confirmed via ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy...
  2. Ma E, Yang Z, Li Y, Guo Y, Deng Y, Zhang X. Tuberculous Addison's disease: morphological and quantitative evaluation with multidetector-row CT. Eur J Radiol. 2007;62:352-8 pubmed
    ..To determine the characteristics of tuberculous Addison's disease on the axial and multiplanar reformatted (MPR) images of the multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT)...
  3. Patnaik M, Deshpande A. Diagnosis--Addison's disease secondary to tuberculosis of the adrenal glands. Clin Med Res. 2008;6:29 pubmed publisher
  4. Li Y, Cai L, Sun H, Gao S, Bai R. Increased FDG uptake in bilateral adrenal tuberculosis appearing like malignancy. Clin Nucl Med. 2008;33:191-2 pubmed publisher
  5. Kumar N, Singh S, Kuruvilla A. Pituitary tuberculoma mimicking adenoma: magnetic resonance imaging. Australas Radiol. 2001;45:244-6 pubmed
    ..The patient was treated with antituberculous drugs, and a follow-up MRI 18 months later showed good response. MRI features and a review of published reports of the sellar tuberculoma are briefly discussed. ..
  6. Chaudhary A, Negi S, Sachdev A, Gondal R. Pancreatic tuberculosis: still a histopathological diagnosis. Dig Surg. 2002;19:389-92 pubmed
    ..Therefore there should be a high index of suspicion for this disease in young patients residing in endemic areas. Our experience highlights the importance of performing biopsy in apparently inoperable pancreatic mass lesions. ..
  7. Chung S, Oh K, Chang H. Sonographic findings of tuberculous thyroiditis in a patient with Behçet's syndrome. J Clin Ultrasound. 2002;30:184-8 pubmed
    ..Follow-up sonography after 3 months of antituberculosis chemotherapy showed that the thyroid lesions had resolved...
  8. Chintamani -, Sharma R, Mittal M, Gupta K, Sinha A. Tuberculosis of the thyroid. Trop Doct. 2004;34:52-3 pubmed
  9. Yilmaz T, Sever A, Gur S, Killi R, Elmas N. CT findings of abdominal tuberculosis in 12 patients. Comput Med Imaging Graph. 2002;26:321-5 pubmed
    ..If peritoneal thickening, ascites, abdominal lymphadenophaties and thickened intestinal walls are obtained, TBC should be considered in differential diagnosis in developing countries. ..

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  1. Kuziemski K, Porzezińska M, Kuziemska B, Wolska Goszka L, Słomiński J. [Addison's diseases caused by adrenal tuberculosis--case report]. Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2004;16:166-8 pubmed
    ..Computed tomography demonstrated calcifications in both, enlarged adrenals. After antituberculosis treatment and corticosteroid therapy we observed significant improvement in our patient's condition. ..
  2. Oudidi A, Cherkaoui A, Zaki Z, Hachimi H, el Alami M. [Thyroid tuberculosis]. Ann Otolaryngol Chir Cervicofac. 2005;122:150-3 pubmed
    ..Symptoms of thyroid tuberculosis are misleading, pathologic findings are of increasing importance for diagnosis, which with the new serology techniques may improve further. ..
  3. Kang B, Lee S, Shim S, Choi H, Baek S, Cheon Y. US and CT findings of tuberculosis of the thyroid: three case reports. Clin Imaging. 2000;24:283-6 pubmed
    ..They are demonstrated as heterogeneous hypoechoic mass on ultrasonogram and peripheral-enhancing low-density abscess on CT scan with regional lymphadenopathy. Ultrasonography (US) and CT can help the diagnosis of thyroid tuberculosis. ..
  4. Domiciano D, de Carvalho J, Macedo A, Laurindo I. Central diabetes insipidus induced by tuberculosis in a rheumatoid arthritis patient. Acta Reumatol Port. 2010;35:232-5 pubmed
    ..TB should be considered in the differential diagnosis of CDI, especially in immunosupressed patients and in countries where this infection is a serious public health problem. ..
  5. Fadaei Araghi M, Geranpayeh L, Irani S, Matloob R, Kuraki S. Breast tuberculosis: report of eight cases. Arch Iran Med. 2008;11:463-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Antitubercular therapy was the therapeutic mainstay. Surgical intervention was reserved for aspiration of cold abscesses, and excision of residual sinuses and masses. ..
  6. Serter R, Koc G, Demirbas B, Culha C, Ongoren A, Ustun H, et al. Acute adrenal crisis together with unilateral adrenal mass caused by isolated tuberculosis of adrenal gland. Endocr Pract. 2003;9:157-61 pubmed
    ..To describe a patient admitted with acute adrenocortical failure and a right adrenal mass without evidence of tuberculosis, who was ultimately diagnosed with isolated adrenal tuberculosis after postoperative histopathologic evaluation...
  7. Tas A, Yagiz R, Karasalihoglu A. Thyroid gland tuberculosis with endolaryngeal extension: a case with laryngotracheal dyspnoea. J Laryngol Otol. 2005;119:54-6 pubmed
    ..There was a cystic mass in the posterosuperior right thyroid lobe extending into the paraglottic space. There was also recurrent laryngeal nerve involvement. We performed surgery and administered post-operative antituberculous treatment...
  8. Xia F, Poon R, Wang S, Bie P, Huang X, Dong J. Tuberculosis of pancreas and peripancreatic lymph nodes in immunocompetent patients: experience from China. World J Gastroenterol. 2003;9:1361-4 pubmed
    ..To determine the clinical, radiographic and laboratory characteristics, diagnostic methods, and therapeutic variables in immunocompetent patients with tuberculosis (TB) of the pancreas and peripancreatic lymph nodes...
  9. Aerts S, Gypen B, Van Hee R, Bomans P. Tuberculosis of the thyroid gland. A case report. Acta Chir Belg. 2009;109:805-7 pubmed
    ..Fine needle aspiration was inconclusive. Diagnosis was ultimately based on histopathology of the surgical resection specimen...
  10. Zenz T, Aufschild J, Boehm B. Sir, I turned much darker!. Lancet Infect Dis. 2006;6:819 pubmed
  11. Kwon H, Kim S, Yoo S, Yoon K, Lee K, Kang M, et al. Adrenal tuberculosis in Cushing's disease with bilateral macronodular adrenocortical hyperplasia. Endocr J. 2006;53:219-23 pubmed
    ..In summary, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of Cushing's disease coexisting with both adrenal tuberculosis simulating a bilateral MNH...
  12. El Ayoubi A, Benhammou A, El Ayoubi F, El Fahssi A, Nitassi S, Kohen A, et al. [Primary extranodal ENT tuberculosis]. Ann Otolaryngol Chir Cervicofac. 2009;126:208-15 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this sinusonasal study was to study several locations of ENT extranodal tuberculosis...
  13. Bulbuloglu E, Ciralik H, Okur E, Ozdemir G, Ezberci F, Cetinkaya A. Tuberculosis of the thyroid gland: review of the literature. World J Surg. 2006;30:149-55 pubmed
    ..The aim of this article is to review and retrieve data about thyroid tuberculosis from the English-language literature in order to gain a better understanding of the clinical characteristics of TTB...
  14. Navarro M, Felip E, Garcia L, Bellmunt J, Jolis L, Morales S, et al. Addison's disease secondary to prostatic carcinoma. A case report. Tumori. 1990;76:611-3 pubmed
    ..We report a case of adrenal insufficiency as the first clinical manifestation of a metastatic prostate carcinoma that occurred simultaneously with an active pulmonary infection by M. tuberculosis...
  15. Engin G, Acunas B, Acunas G, Tunaci M. Imaging of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Radiographics. 2000;20:471-88; quiz 529-30, 532 pubmed
    ..A high level of suspicion is required, especially in high-risk populations. A positive culture or histologic analysis of biopsy specimens is still required in many patients for definitive diagnosis...
  16. Dawka S, Jayakumar J, Ghosh A. Primary tuberculosis of the thyroid gland. Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ). 2007;5:405-7 pubmed
    ..Tuberculosis of the thyroid is rare even where tuberculosis per se is common. We report a case of primary tuberculous goitre in a young man from mid-western Nepal...
  17. Velayutham P, Bhansali A, Shriraam M, Hemachandran M, Khandelwal N. Tuberculosis of the thyroid gland: report of two cases. Endocr Pract. 2004;10:284-6 pubmed
  18. Zivaljevic V, Paunovic I, Diklic A. Tuberculosis of the thyroid gland: a case report. Acta Chir Belg. 2007;107:70-2 pubmed
    ..The patient underwent combination treatment with antitubercular drugs for 6 months. During the three years follow-up period there was no evidence of disease recurrence...
  19. Yang Z, Guo Y, Li Y, Min P, Yu J, Ma E. Differentiation between tuberculosis and primary tumors in the adrenal gland: evaluation with contrast-enhanced CT. Eur Radiol. 2006;16:2031-6 pubmed
    ..CT findings can differentiate tuberculosis from a primary tumor of the adrenal glands with high sensitivity and an acceptable specificity when combined with the endocrinological examination...
  20. Sakthivel A, Kekre N, Gopalakrishnan G. Unilateral asymptomatic adrenal tuberculoma: the role of percutaneous biopsy. Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2007;41:77-8 pubmed
    ..In large tumefactions of the adrenal glands in which a normal adrenal contour is maintained, a percutaneous biopsy may obviate the need for major intervention...
  21. Kolyvanos Naumann U, Nigg C, Käser L, Vetter W. [Primary adrenal insufficiency/Addison disease]. Praxis (Bern 1994). 2008;97:4-10; quiz 11-2 pubmed
  22. Jedrzejowski M, Grzesiuk W, Pawlik Pachucka E, Jankowski M, Lewandowska K, Krasnodebski W, et al. [Adrenal tuberculosis as a cause of primary adrenal insufficiency--case report]. Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2005;19:193-5 pubmed
    ..Because of the possibility of neoplastic process of unknown origin, the patient was qualified for surgical exploration during which both enlarged glands were removed. The diagnosis of tuberculosis was made on microscopic examination...
  23. Sadideen H, Blaker P, O Donnell P, Taylor J, Goldsmith D. Tuberculosis complicating tertiary hyperparathyroidism in a patient with end-stage renal disease: a case report. J Nephrol. 2008;21:438-41 pubmed
    ..This report demonstrates the coexistence of 2 diseases that simultaneously worsened hypercalcaemia and thus emphasises the importance of the differential diagnosis and of careful histological examination post-operation...
  24. Goel M, Budhwar P. Fine needle aspiration cytology and immunocytochemistry in tuberculous thyroiditis: a case report. Acta Cytol. 2008;52:602-6 pubmed
    ..To our knowledge, only 40 cases of tuberculous thyroiditis diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) are described in the English literature...
  25. Simkus A. Thyroid tuberculosis. Medicina (Kaunas). 2004;40:201-4 pubmed
    ..While treating thyroid tuberculosis, there is a choice of thyroid surgery, antituberculous drugs and repeated puncture drainage procedures. Sometimes these methods can be combined...
  26. Miles G, Walters T, Shee C. Periprosthetic tuberculous breast infection. J R Soc Med. 2003;96:556-7 pubmed
  27. Tajdine M, Ait Taleb K, Amahzoune M, Chefchaouni M, Belkouchi A, Balafrej S. [Adrenal tuberculous pseudotumour]. Prog Urol. 2002;12:462-4 pubmed
    ..Adrenalectomy was performed by laparoscopy and the aetiological diagnosis was only established after histological examination of the operative specimen...
  28. Ozekinci S, Mizrak B, Saruhan G, Senturk S. Histopathologic diagnosis of thyroid tuberculosis. Thyroid. 2009;19:983-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Due to the absence of specific signs and symptoms, the diagnosis is difficult without histopathologic examination of surgical material. In this study, we aim to present histopathologic findings of our patients with thyroid tuberculosis...
  29. Kinjo T, Higuchi D, Oshiro Y, Nakamatsu Y, Fujita K, Nakamoto A, et al. Addison's disease due to tuberculosis that required differentiation from SIADH. J Infect Chemother. 2009;15:239-42 pubmed publisher
  30. Harinarayan C, Kumaraswamy Reddy M, Venkataramanappa M. Cold abscess of the neck masquerading as a thyroid nodule. Thyroid. 2004;14:636 pubmed
  31. Del Borgo C, Urigo C, Marocco R, Belvisi V, Pisani L, Citton R, et al. Diagnostic and therapeutic approach in a rare case of primary bilateral adrenal tuberculosis. J Med Microbiol. 2010;59:1527-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Integration of radiological pattern data with epidemiological, clinical and immunological data has high accuracy and specificity, even without histological examination...
  32. Paull A, O Reilly M, Stanley P. Disseminated tuberculosis: still a diagnostic challenge. Med J Aust. 1999;170:482-5 pubmed
    ..Disseminated tuberculosis should be considered in any patient with multisystem illness who is at risk of tuberculosis, particularly if born overseas. In the absence of confirmatory results, a prompt therapeutic trial may be life-saving...
  33. Prieto De Paula J, Aliaga Y Montilla M, Alonso Fernández J, Martin Serradilla J, Relea Sarabia A, Villamandos Nicás V. [69 years old male patient, with impairment of physical condition, hyperpigmentation, cutaneous lesion and a deficient response to treatment]. An Med Interna. 2007;24:599-601 pubmed
  34. Orlandi F, Fiorini S, Gonzatto I, Saggiorato E, Pivano G, Angeli A, et al. Tubercular involvement of the thyroid gland: a report of two cases. Horm Res. 1999;52:291-4 pubmed
    ..Thyroid tuberculosis should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of thyroid nodules, notably in patients with a history of tuberculous disease. FNAb represents the main approach to making the diagnosis...
  35. Zhang X, Yang Z, Li Y, Min P, Guo Y, Deng Y, et al. Addison's disease due to adrenal tuberculosis: MRI features. Abdom Imaging. 2008;33:689-94 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study was to determine MR characteristics for tuberculous Addison's disease, and evaluate the utility of MR imaging as a useful diagnosis tool of the entity...
  36. Verhave J, van der Werf T, Kleibeuker J, van der Jagt E, Sprenger H. [Tuberculosis of the pancreas in a HIV-seropositive patient]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2001;145:1167-9 pubmed
    ..Anti-retroviral therapy is withheld until response to anti-tuberculosis treatment is satisfactory...
  37. Mssrouri R, Bouzerouata A, Lahlou M, Benamr S, Chad B. [Multinodular goiter: a form of thyroid tuberculosis whose treatment is medical]. J Chir (Paris). 2007;144:54 pubmed
  38. Glemarec J, Varin S, Rodet D, Guillot P, Prost A, Maugars Y, et al. Hypercalcemia in a patient with tuberculous adrenal insufficiency. Joint Bone Spine. 2002;69:88-91 pubmed
    ..To raise awareness of hypercalcemia as a rare and at times inaugural manifestation of adrenal insufficiency...
  39. Terzidis K, Tourli P, Kiapekou E, Alevizaki M. Thyroid tuberculosis. Hormones (Athens). 2007;6:75-9 pubmed
    ..Tuberculosis of the thyroid gland, although very rare, should be considered as a possible diagnosis when localized swelling, cold abscess or thyroid nodule with or without a cystic component are present...
  40. Ergashev O, Dubovik I, Abuashvili G. [A rare case of isolated tuberculosis of the thyroid gland]. Vestn Khir Im I I Grek. 2006;165:79-80 pubmed
  41. Rao S, Rajkumar A, Kuruvilla S. Sellar lesion: not always a pituitary adenoma. Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2008;51:269-70 pubmed
  42. Borggreve H, Kiers A, de Heide L. [A Somali man with a painful thyroid mass: thyroid tuberculosis]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2005;149:1954-7 pubmed
  43. Alvares E, Furtado S, Valença J, Rosal Gonçalves J, Pais Ruivo A. [Primary tuberculosis of the breast: a case report]. Rev Port Pneumol. 2008;14:677-86 pubmed
    ..The authors highlight the low rate of primary tuberculosis of the breast and make a brief reference to the pathology, which has a low rate of microbiological and pathological- anatomical identification...
  44. Yokoyama T, Toda R, Kimura Y, Mikagi M, Aizawa H. Addison's disease induced by miliary tuberculosis and the administration of rifampicin. Intern Med. 2009;48:1297-300 pubmed
    ..The patient's condition thereafter did not worsen, and the treatment could thus be maintained. It is extremely important to immediately recognize adrenal crisis precipitated by the administration of RFP...
  45. Silva B, Amorim E, Pavin E, Martins A, Matos P, Zantut Wittmann D. Primary thyroid tuberculosis: a rare etiology of hypothyroidism and anterior cervical mass mimicking carcinoma. Arq Bras Endocrinol Metabol. 2009;53:475-8 pubmed
    ..Hypothyroidism caused by tissue destruction is an extremely rare report. Our aim was to report a patient with primary thyroid TB emphasizing the importance of diagnosis, despite the rarity of the occurrence...
  46. Tan K, Chen K, Liau K, Ho C. Pancreatic tuberculosis mimicking pancreatic carcinoma: series of three cases. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009;21:1317-9 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, pancreatic TB should always be considered as a differential diagnosis to pancreatic malignancy...
  47. El Malki H, Mohsine R, Benkhraba K, Amahzoune M, Benkabbou A, El Absi M, et al. Thyroid tuberculosis: diagnosis and treatment. Chemotherapy. 2006;52:46-9 pubmed
    ..It was the aim of this study to report clinical characteristics and treatment of thyroid tuberculosis (TT)...
  48. Shin B, Kim S, Ha S, Sohn J, Lee J, Kim N. Hemophagocytic syndrome associated with bilateral adrenal gland tuberculosis. Korean J Intern Med. 2004;19:70-3 pubmed
    ..On treatment day 41 multiple organ failure occurred in the patient during anti-tuberculous treatment and steroid replacement...
  49. Yanase T, Nawata H, Kato K, Ibayashi H. Correlation of daily urinary excretion of met-enkephalin-like immunoreactivity and epinephrine in men. Horm Metab Res. 1987;19:653-5 pubmed
    ..In two patients with tuberculous Addison's disease, 24-h urinary excretion of MELI and that of E were significantly lower than those of normal subjects. These results indicate that the main source of urinary MELI may be adrenal medulla...
  50. Ozden I, Emre A, Demir K, Balci C, Poyanli A, Ilhan R. Solitary pancreatic tuberculosis mimicking advanced pancreatic carcinoma. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. 2001;8:279-83 pubmed
    ..Diagnostic laparotomy may be required in a small subset of patients. The response to antituberculosis treatment is very favorable. The role of resection (e.g., pancreatoduodenectomy) is very limited...
  51. El Kohen A, Essakalli L, Amarti A, Benchekroun L, Jazouli N, Kzadri M. [Thyroid tuberculosis associated with papillary microcarcinoma of the thyroid gland: a case report]. Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol (Bord). 2001;122:205-8 pubmed
    ..No tuberculous process elsewhere in the body has been found. The frequency of MCP on thyroidectomy specimens suggest that this association is incidental...
  52. Parmar H, Hashmi M, Rajput A, Patankar T, Castillo M. Acute tuberculous abscess of the thyroid gland. Australas Radiol. 2002;46:186-8 pubmed
    ..We describe the pathology of the disease and the imaging findings with their differential diagnosis...
  53. Unnikrishnan A, Koshy G, Rajaratnam S, Seshadri M, Sarada V. Suppurative neck abscess due to tuberculous thyroiditis. J Assoc Physicians India. 2002;50:610-1 pubmed
  54. Liu Q, He Z, Bie P. Solitary pancreatic tuberculous abscess mimicking prancreatic cystadenocarcinoma: a case report. BMC Gastroenterol. 2003;3:1 pubmed
    ..The incidence of pancreatic tuberculosis is extremely rare, and it frequently misdiagnosed as pancreatic neoplasms. The nonsurgical diagnosis of this entity continues to be a challenge...
  55. Pazaitou K, Chrisoulidou A, Ginikopoulou E, Angel J, Destouni C, Vainas I. Primary tuberculosis of the thyroid gland: report of three cases. Thyroid. 2002;12:1137-40 pubmed
    ..Although rare, tuberculosis of the thyroid gland should be included in the differential diagnosis of thyroid masses. FNA, AFB staining and culture of the aspirate are important diagnostic tools in these cases...
  56. Berwert L, Kaeser P, Livio F, Vollenweider P, Waeber G. [Hyponatremia: an unusual case report]. Praxis (Bern 1994). 2003;92:1727-32 pubmed
    ..It also stresses the danger of potential drug interactions in case of corticosteroid substitution...
  57. Taki R, Sugiura M, Sorita T, Chiba S, Saijo N, Hiraki Y, et al. [A case of adrenal tuberculosis complicated with acute exacerbation of adrenal insufficiency during the initial phase of anti-tuberculosis therapy for pulmonary tuberculosis]. Kekkaku. 2008;83:87-91 pubmed
    ..We suppose adrenal insufficiency became clinically apparent because rifampicin reduced half-life of serum cortisol. Interestingly we observed rapid increase and decrease in size of bilateral adrenal glands on CT scan during the course...
  58. Zendah I, Daghfous H, Ben Mrad S, Tritar F. Primary tuberculosis of the thyroid gland. Hormones (Athens). 2008;7:330-3 pubmed
    ..Although seldom observed, tuberculosis should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of nodular lesions of the thyroid...
  59. Gupta R, Sircar M, Jaiswal A, Arora V, Gupta K, Visalakshi P, et al. A thyroid tubercular abscess and bilateral symmetrical hilar lymphadenopathy: a rare association. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci. 2004;46:121-4 pubmed
    ..After a six-month of anti-tubercular treatment (ATT), the boy showed clinical and bacteriological improvement. The thyroid scan with Technetium 99 (Tc 99) and the chest skiagram also became normal...
  60. Ikoma A, Namai K, Saito T, Kawano T, Saito T, Kasono K, et al. Unilateral active adrenal tuberculosis featuring persistent intermittent fever. Endocr J. 2004;51:463-6 pubmed
    ..These findings indicate an atypical, rare case of unilateral, active adrenal tuberculosis closely linked to intermittent fever, and without any other organ involvement...
  61. Kumar R, Kumari S, Ranabijuli P. Generalized pigmentation due to Addison disease. Dermatol Online J. 2008;14:13 pubmed
    ..Serum cortisol was markedly decreased and his CT scan abdomen showed adrenal atrophy. On the basis of clinical and laboratory findings, a diagnosis of Addison disease was made...
  62. Campbell S, Gibson M, Mee A. Image of the month. Gastroenterology. 2005;128:818, 1152 pubmed
  63. Guo Y, Yang Z, Li Y, Ma E, Deng Y, Min P, et al. Addison's disease due to adrenal tuberculosis: contrast-enhanced CT features and clinical duration correlation. Eur J Radiol. 2007;62:126-31 pubmed
    ..To describe CT morphology of untreated adrenal tuberculosis during the different stages of the natural history of the disease and to evaluate the diagnostic implications of CT features...
  64. Reus Bañuls S, Seguí Ripoll J, Escoín Pérez C, Caro Martínez E. [Patient with chronic osteomyelitis who developed cachexia]. Rev Clin Esp. 2007;207:525-6 pubmed