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Plummer syndrome



Plummer syndrome is a condition that can occur when a hyper-functioning nodule develops within a longstanding goiter. The result is hyperthyroidism, without the opthalmologic effects of other conditions with increased levels of thyroid hormones like Grave's disease. These toxic multi or uni-nodular goiters are most common in women over the age of 60. [1][2]

Additional recommended knowledge

References

1. USMLE KAPLAN MEDICAL REVIEW

2. Stedman's Electronic Medical Dictionary


 
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