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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 521-523

Thymic hyperplasia in Graves' disease

1 Department of Medicine and Endocrinology, Command Hospital Southern Command, Pune, India
2 Department of Medicine and Endocrinology, AFMC, Pune, India

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Narendra Kotwal
Department of Medicine and Endocrinology, Command Hospital Southern Command, Pune
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.111676

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Graves' disease is an autoimmune thyroid condition characterized by the production of autoantibodies against the thyrotropin receptor. It is known to be associated with autoimmune conditions such as myasthenia gravis, Addison's disease, type 1 diabetes mellitus, and vitiligo. We present a case of rare autoimmune association of Graves' disease with thymic hyperplasia which regressed after treatment with antithyroid drugs. Exact pathophysiology of thymic hyperplasia in Graves' is not well understood; it is likely to be the result of rather than the cause of Graves' disease.

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