Hypothyroidism has been shown to occur in HIV disease. Thyroid function of patients affected by AIDS and leishmaniasis is unknown. Here we report the case of an AIDS advanced patient developing hypothyroidism during leishmaniasis. The thyroid disorder might have been caused by infiltration of the gland by Leishmania. An additive impact of HIV in thyroid function impairment is suggested.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)