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Plummer's disease
Pathology
Type

Endocrine

Cause(s)

Growth on thyroid

Symptoms

Heat intolerance, muscle weakness, restlessness, tremors, irritability, weight loss, osteoporosis, increased appetite, goiter, tachycardia

Mortality Rate

Moderate

Treatments

Surgery

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Appearances

Charity Case

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Plummer's disease is a form of toxic goiter that leads to hyperthyroidism. It presents as a single nodule or adenoma on the thyroid gland which produces excess thyroid hormone. It is one of the most common forms of hyperthyroidism. It is usually the result of ongoing iodine deficiency.

When detected, removing the nodule or adenoma surgically is usually the appropriate treatment.

Toxic multinodular goitre at Wikipedia

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