Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

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

Thymic hyperplasia in Graves«SQ» disease


Narendra Kotwal1, Yashpal Singh1, Anil Menon2, Vineet Behera1 
1 Department of Medicine and Endocrinology, Command Hospital Southern Command, Pune, India
2 Department of Medicine and Endocrinology, AFMC, Pune, India

Correspondence Address:
Narendra Kotwal
Department of Medicine and Endocrinology, Command Hospital Southern Command, Pune
India

Graves«SQ» 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«SQ»s disease, type 1 diabetes mellitus, and vitiligo. We present a case of rare autoimmune association of Graves«SQ» disease with thymic hyperplasia which regressed after treatment with antithyroid drugs. Exact pathophysiology of thymic hyperplasia in Graves«SQ» is not well understood; it is likely to be the result of rather than the cause of Graves«SQ» disease.


How to cite this article:
Kotwal N, Singh Y, Menon A, Behera V. Thymic hyperplasia in Graves' disease.Indian J Endocr Metab 2013;17:521-523


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Kotwal N, Singh Y, Menon A, Behera V. Thymic hyperplasia in Graves' disease. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Oct 28 ];17:521-523
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