Clinical Spectrum of Graves Orbitopathy

Author(s): Alison Heggie, Petros Perros.

Journal Name: Immunology, Endocrine & Metabolic Agents in Medicinal Chemistry (Under Re-organization)
(Formerly Current Medicinal Chemistry - Immunology, Endocrine & Metabolic Agents)

Volume 11 , Issue 2 , 2011

Abstract:

GO is common in patients with Graves disease and is associated with significant morbidity. The clinical presentation is varied and often the diagnosis is delayed. Careful clinical assessment usually leads to an accurate diagnosis, though in a minority of atypical presentations imaging and other diagnostic tests may be necessary. The natural history is well-documented, but work is still required in developing measures of grading of the disease to assist in clinical decision-making.

Keywords: Graves' disease, Graves' ophthalmopathy Graves' orbitopathy, exophthalmos, thyroid eye disease, thyrotoxicosis, Clinical activity score, soft tissue involvement, proptosis, extraocular muscle involvement, corneal involvement

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VOLUME: 11
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2011
Page: [83 - 89]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/187152211795495670
Price: $58

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