Dr Debasish Mahapatra, Dr Anurakshat Gupta, Dr Pragya Sharma, Dr Nithya Nair


Tuberculosis of thyroid is extremely rare, even in regions with high prevalence of tuberculosis. During last century case reports of TTB appeared in journals across the world and the total number of such cases is about a hundred; many of which are post-mortem. We are presenting one such case of Tuberculosis of thyroid and discussing its management.

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