Small thyroid nodule but big impact

Document Type : CASE REPORT


Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India


In tuberculosis (TB) endemic countries like India, this is a common practice to attribute patient's illness to TB even without microbiological confirmation. Furthermore, a false diagnosis may prove fatal as the underlying disease is left untreated, and the burden is amplified by avoidable potential side effects of antitubercular drugs. We present a case of a 42-year-old female who presented to us with a typical presentation of disseminated TB but found to have metastatic thyroid carcinoma.


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