James V. Hennessey

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Graves' disease in adults

Are you sure the patient has Graves' disease? Graves’ disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. It is an autoimmune disease resulting from the activation of the thyrotropin receptor by serum thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins (TSI). This stimulation results in thyroid follicular hyperplasia and increased production of thyroid hormones. Although Graves’ disease can occur at…

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