Graves' Disease.

  title={Graves' Disease.},
  author={Terry J. Smith and Laszlo Heged{\"u}s},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={376 2},
Graves’ disease was first recognized in the 19th century as a syndrome comprising an enlarged and overactive thyroid gland, an accelerated heart rate, and ocular abnormalities (Fig. 1). Critical for our current understanding of this disease was the discovery of its autoimmune basis, which results from complex interactions between genetic and environmental factors.1,2 Graves’ disease has adverse effects on quality of life,3 as a consequence of somatic4 and psychiatric5 symptoms and an inability… CONTINUE READING
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