Issue: 2007 > May > case report

Papillary thyroid carcinoma in a patient with sarcoidosis treated with minocycline

N.A. Bruins, J.E. Oswald, H. Morreau, J. Kievit, S. Pavel, A.H.M. Smelt


Long-term treatment with minocycline is occasionally
associated with the development of black thyroid syndrome in which thyroid cancer is frequently found. Here, we report a patient with cutaneous, pulmonary and thyroid sarcoidosis who developed papillary thyroid carcinoma in the presence of a black thyroid syndrome after being treated with minocycline for 2.5 years.