Graves Disease


Basedow Disease

Basedow's Disease

Basedows Disease

Disease, Basedow

Disease, Basedow's

Disease, Graves

Disease, Graves'

Exophthalmic Goiter

Exophthalmic Goiters

Goiter, Exophthalmic

Goiters, Exophthalmic

Graves' Disease

Hyperthyroidism, Autoimmune

A common form of hyperthyroidism with a diffuse hyperplastic GOITER. It is an autoimmune disorder that produces antibodies against the THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE RECEPTOR. These autoantibodies activate the TSH receptor, thereby stimulating the THYROID GLAND and hypersecretion of THYROID HORMONES. These autoantibodies can also affect the eyes (GRAVES OPHTHALMOPATHY) and the skin (Graves dermopathy).