Gallium-67 citrate uptake in cryptococcal thyroiditis in a homosexual male
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
A case of disseminated cryptococcosis and autopsy proven cryptococcal thyroiditis is described in a homosexual male. Thyroid uptake of Gallium-67 citrate was seen one week prior to positive blood cultures. This finding was the sole indication of thyroid involvement. Focal Gallium uptake may be considered as an indication for biopsy and culture in the initial work-up of this group of immunocompromised hosts.