Mitchell Scott Carl Deetz

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Graves' Disease

At a Glance Graves disease or diffuse toxic thyroid hyperplasia is an autoimmune disease caused by autoantibody binding to the thyroid stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR), resulting in increased thyroid hormone synthesis and secretion. Thyroid growth may occur, resulting in goiter formation. Extrathyroid effects of the anti-TSHR antibody may include opthalmopathy and pretibial myxedema (or thyroid…

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