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