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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 102-104

Graves' disease: A rare fate of Hashimoto's thyroiditis


1 Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
2 Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA

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Dr. Khushboo Gupta
Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/wjnm.WJNM_34_20

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Hashimoto's thyroiditis is a known autoimmune disorder that leads to chronic inflammation of the thyroid gland, with a gradual decline in function and eventual hypothyroidism. Conversion of Hashimoto's thyroiditis to Graves' disease is unusual clinically and has been occasionally reported in the literature. Awareness of such a rare phenomenon is important for the physicians evaluating patients with autoimmune thyroid disorders. Close investigation of the patient's symptoms and biochemical status is crucial in the implementation of appropriate treatment.


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