Graves’ disease is a thyroid-specific autoimmune disorder in which autoantibodies to the thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor (TSH-R) bind to TSH-R acting as agonists and stimulating more hormones to be released leading to hyperthyroidism and goiter.
This chapter provides a brief summary on Graves’ disease, including some diagnostic and therapeutic aspects. Furthermore typical diagnostic images of Graves’ disease are showed.
KeywordsGraves Basedow Hyperthyroidism Thyroid Autoimmunity Autoantibodies
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