Hyperthyroidism

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Which autoimmune disorder is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism in the United States?

Graves disease

Which disorder is the second most common cause of hyperthyroidism in the United States?

Toxic multinodular goiter

What is the term for a single nodule that causes hyperthyroidism?

Toxic adenoma

Which demographic has a higher risk for Graves disease?

Those with a family history of an autoimmune disorder

What is the term for painless or transient thyroiditis?

Painless thyroiditis

Which endogenous cause of hyperthyroidism is the most common in older persons living in iodine-deficient areas?

Toxic multinodular goiter

Which disorder is characterized by the replication of clonogenic cells and a somatic activating mutation of TSH receptors?

Toxic adenoma

Which disorder causes the destruction of thyroid tissue without pain or transient symptoms?

Painless thyroiditis

Which autoimmune disorder is characterized by thyroid-stimulating antibodies activating TSH receptors?

Graves disease

Which demographic has a higher risk for Graves disease?

Females

Test your knowledge on the common causes of hyperthyroidism, including Graves disease, toxic multinodular goiter, toxic adenoma, and painless thyroiditis. Learn about the risk factors and underlying mechanisms of these endogenous causes.

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