Thyrotoxicosis and the consumption of bovine thyroid tissue (2021)

Type of publication:
Journal article

S Senthilkumaran, *F Benita, P Thirumalaikolundusubramanian, K Swaminathan

QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians; Jul 2021; vol. 114 (no. 4); p. 253-254

Thyrotoxicosis due to consumption of bovine thyroid tissue is called hamburger thyroiditis. Despite bovine meat consumption in India and Asia, it is surprising to note that very few thyrotoxicosis from food contamination has been reported from Asia. We report a case of exogenous thyrotoxicosis due to bovine thyroid tissue consumption probably for the first time from Asia, to create an awareness of this entity among physicians and practitioners and others to consider this entity while handling patients with features of thyrotoxicosis of recent onset.