Unilateral Grave’s Disease: A Rare VariantCorrespondence Address :
Senior Consultant, Department of Endocrinology, Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi-110088, India.
Grave’s Disease (GD), an autoimmune disorder, usually presents as diffuse goitre with involvement of both lobes of the thyroid gland. It is characterised by hyperthyroidism, ophthalmopathy and rarely dermopathy. Involvement of eyes can be unilateral or bilateral, but unilateral involvement of a lobe in a bilobar thyroid gland is very rare. Only 13 cases of unilateral GD have been reported so far. This entity may be missed quite often for thyroid hemiagenesis or hyperfunctioning thyroid nodule. Here, authors present a case of unilateral thyroid lobe involvement in a patient of GD.
Goitre, Methimazole, Thyroid
Arun Pande, Ajay Aggarwal, Roopak Wadhwa. UNILATERAL GRAVE’S DISEASE: A RARE VARIANT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 September [cited: 2019 Sep 16 ]; 13:OD06-OD08. Available from
Date of Submission: Jun 25, 2019
Date of Peer Review: Jul 17, 2019
Date of Acceptance: Aug 05, 2019
Date of Publishing: Sep 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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