Subclinical hypothyroidism in a patient affected by advanced AIDS and visceral leishmaniasis

Roberto Ranieri, Anna Veronelli, Claudia Santambrogio, Livio Colombo, Antonio Ettore Pontiroli

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)935-937
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology

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