Graves' Disease

Common Name(s)

Graves' Disease, Graves Disease, Basedow's disease

Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder that leads to overactivity of the thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism). It is caused by an abnormal immune system response that causes the thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormones. Graves disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism and occurs most often in women over age 20. However, the disorder may occur at any age and may affect males as well.  Treatment may include radioiodine therapy, antithyroid drugs, and/or thyroid surgery.

 

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Graves' Disease and Thyroid Foundation

The purpose and mission of the Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation is to provide support and educational services for patients and family members impacted by Graves' disease, thyroid eye disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and other thyroid-related disorders. Services are delivered via phone/e-mail/U.S. Mail, social media, online forums, local support groups, and national educational events.

Last Updated: 15 Jun 2015

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Graves' Disease and Thyroid Foundation

The purpose and mission of the Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation is to provide support and educational services for patients and family members impacted by Graves' disease, thyroid eye disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and other thyroid-related disorders. Services are delivered via phone/e-mail/U.S. Mail, social media, online forums, local support groups, and national educational events.

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Last Updated: 15 Jun 2015

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Graves' Disease" returned 675 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Differences in Gene-Gene Interactions in Graves' Disease Patients Stratified by Age of Onset.
 

Author(s): Beata Jurecka-Lubieniecka, Tomasz Bednarczuk, Rafal Ploski, Jolanta Krajewska, Dorota Kula, Malgorzata Kowalska, Andrzej Tukiendorf, Zofia Kolosza, Barbara Jarzab

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Graves' disease (GD) is a complex disease in which genetic predisposition is modified by environmental factors. Each gene exerts limited effects on the development of autoimmune disease (OR = 1.2-1.5). An epidemiological study revealed that nearly 70% of the risk of developing inherited ...

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2016

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Increased pertechnetate and radioiodine uptake in the thyroid gland with subacute thyroiditis and concurrent Graves' disease.
 

Author(s): Lanzhen Li, Lixia Sun, Shuiqing Yu, Chao Ma

Journal: Hell J Nucl Med. ;19(1):49-52.

 

A 61 years old woman presented with low grade fever and weight loss for a month. Thyroid function tests showed hyperthyroidism: increased technetium-99m pertechnetate ((99m)Tc O(-)4) and radioiodine ((131)I) uptake and elevated thyroid stimulating hormone receptor antibodies (TSHRAb). ...

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2016

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Heart Failure in Thyrotoxic Cardiomopathy: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Treatment for Graves' Disease.
 

Author(s): Joseph Allencherril, Itamar Birnbaum

Journal: J Extra Corpor Technol. 2015 Dec;47(4):231-2.

 

Thyrotoxicosis-induced cardiomyopathy and consequent heart failure is one of the most grave complications of uncontrolled hyperthyroidism. In such patients, early recognition of thyrotoxicosis, and directed antithyroid therapy can lead to rapid normalization of left ventricular function. ...

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2016

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The terms "Graves' Disease" returned 43 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Diagnosis and treatment of Graves' disease with particular emphasis on appropriate techniques in nuclear medicine. General state of knowledge.
 

Author(s): Karolina Prasek, Maria Teresa Płazińska, Leszek Królicki

Journal: Nucl Med Rev Cent East Eur. 2015 ;18(2):110-6.

 

Graves' disease is an autoimmune disease. It accounts for 50-80% of cases of hyperthyroidism. Antibodies against the TSH receptor (TRAb) are responsible for hyperthyroidism (TRAB). The key role in monitoring and diagnosis of Graves' disease plays the level of hormones of free thyroxine ...

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2015

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Thyroid hemiagenesis, Graves' disease and differentiated thyroid cancer: a very rare association: case report and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Alfredo Campennì, Salvatore Giovinazzo, Lorenzo Curtò, Ernesto Giordano, Maria Trovato, Rosaria M Ruggeri, Sergio Baldari

Journal: Hormones (Athens). ;14(3):451-8.

 

Thyroid hemiagenesis is a rare congenital disorder characterized by the absence of a lobe and/or of isthmus. Studies on the association between thyroid hemiagenesis, Graves' disease and differentiated thyroid cancer are rare.

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2015

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Vitamin D and Graves' disease: a meta-analysis update.
 

Author(s): Mei-Yan Xu, Bing Cao, Jian Yin, Dong-Fang Wang, Kai-Li Chen, Qing-Bin Lu

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The association between vitamin D levels and Graves' disease is not well studied. This update review aims to further analyze the relationship in order to provide an actual view of estimating the risk. We searched for the publications on vitamin D and Graves' disease in English or ...

Last Updated: 26 May 2015

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Comparative Study of Different I-131 Doses in Graves' Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Graves' Disease

 

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2014

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Next-generation Sequencing (NGS) of Peripheral Blood Immune Repertoire in Graves' Disease
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Graves Disease

 

Last Updated: 5 Aug 2014

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A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effect of CFZ533 on Patients With Graves' Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Graves' Disease

 

Last Updated: 29 Jun 2016

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