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Toxic multinodular goitre



Toxic multinodular goitre
Classification & external resources
ICD-10 E05.2
ICD-9 242.3
DiseasesDB 13184
MedlinePlus 000317
eMedicine med/920 

Toxic multinodular goitre (also known as toxic nodular goitre, toxic nodular struma) is a form of hyperthyroidism - where there is excess production of thyroid hormones.

Additional recommended knowledge

It is the second most common cause of hyperthyroidism after Graves disease.

Symptoms

Symptoms of toxic multinodular goitre are similar to that of hyperthyroidism, including:

Related eponym

Plummer's disease is named after an American physician Henry Stanley Plummer but refers to a single toxic nodule (adenoma) which may present with the background of a suppressed multinodular goitre.[1]

 
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