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Graves’ disease

Posted by Yared Demssie on 3 April, 2009

Graves’ disease. Brent GA. N Engl J Med 2008; 358:2594-2605

Extract: A 23-year-old woman presents with palpitations. Over the past 6 months, she has reported loose stools, a 10-lb (4.5-kg) weight loss despite a good appetite and food intake, and increased irritability. She appears to be anxious and has a pulse of 119 beats per minute and a blood pressure of 137/80 mm Hg. Her thyroid gland is diffusely and symmetrically enlarged to . . .


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