Graves disease


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Graves disease: hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's disease

Graves'′ disease`

(greɪvz)
n.
a disease characterized by an enlarged thyroid and increased basal metabolism due to excessive thyroid secretion.
[1865–70; after R. J. Graves (1796–1853), Irish physician]
References in periodicals archive ?
The clinical and laboratory findings were consistent with very active thyrotoxicosis, most likely Graves disease.
In 2010, she was admitted to the hospital after having a mild relapse of Graves disease, a thyroid condition for which she was treated in 1989.
First, TRAb measurements are used to investigate the etiology of hyperthyroidism when the diagnosis is not clinically obvious; second, a declining TRAb concentration during long-term antithyroid drug therapy is suggestive of remission, although TRAb measurements can be misleading in 25% of such patients; third, TRAb is used in the follow-up of pregnant women with a history or recent onset of Graves disease to evaluate the risk of fetal and neonatal thyroid dysfunction (1).
Graves disease and papillary thyroid carcinoma in a patient with active sarcoidosis.
IT was only a few weeks ago that I wrote an article about Graves Disease, an illness which I described as "not so grave".
Q My wife was diagnosed with Graves disease after she noticed a bulging in her left eye.
3) Amino et al reported that 42% of patients with Graves disease had allergies, compared with 32.
Aim: Spontaneous hypothyroidism may follow the natural course of Graves disease (GD) after treatment with antithyroid drugs (ATD).
She overcame Graves disease in the three years leading up to the 1992 Summer Games.
AMERICAN 100m runner Gail Devers almost had both feet amputated after developing Graves Disease, a thyroid illness.
Antibodies to thyroid peroxidase are present in up to 80% of patients with Graves disease and in up to 95% of patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and primary thyroid failure.
Subsequent and/or current autoimmune indications are expected to include: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA); Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE); and other orphan indications, such as Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome (APS), Graves Disease, and Pemphigus.