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How is exophthalmos related to thyroid?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Exopthalmos

Associated with graves disease or hyperthyroidism is thought related to autoimmune process behind eyes.

In brief: Exopthalmos

Associated with graves disease or hyperthyroidism is thought related to autoimmune process behind eyes.
Dr. Steven Saunders
Dr. Steven Saunders
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Common antigen

The infiltrative exophthalmos that is frequently encountered, has been explained by postulating that the thyroid gland and the extraocular muscles share a common antigen that is recognized by the antibodies.
Antibodies binding to the extraocular muscles would cause swelling behind the eyeball. This swelling has also been postulated to be the consequence of mucopolysacharide deposition posterior to.

In brief: Common antigen

The infiltrative exophthalmos that is frequently encountered, has been explained by postulating that the thyroid gland and the extraocular muscles share a common antigen that is recognized by the antibodies.
Antibodies binding to the extraocular muscles would cause swelling behind the eyeball. This swelling has also been postulated to be the consequence of mucopolysacharide deposition posterior to.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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