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Graves' Disease


Synonyms of Graves' Disease
  • Basedow Disease
  • Exophthalmic Goiter
  • Graves' hyperthyroidism
  • Parry Disease

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Graves' disease is a rare disease affecting the thyroid gland and often the skin and eyes. This disorder is characterized by abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland (goiter) and increased secretion of thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism). Symptoms of Graves' disease may include fatigue, weight loss, an abnormal intolerance of heat, muscle weakness, and protrusion or bulging of the eyeballs from their sockets. The exact cause of Graves' disease is not known, although an imbalance in the immune system is thought to play a role.
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    Organizations related to Graves' Disease
    • American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
      22100 Gratiot Avenue
      Eastpointe MI 48021
      Phone #: 586-776-3900
      800 #: 800-598-4668
      e-mail: aarda@aarda.org
      Home page: http://www.aarda.org/
    • AutoImmunity Community
      None
      None None None
      Phone #: (91-9) -552-9057
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: bandrews@autoimmunitycommunity.org
      Home page: http://autoimmunitycommunity.org
    • Autoimmune Information Network, Inc
      PO Box 4121
      Brick NJ 08723
      Phone #: 732-664-9259
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: autoimmunehelp@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.aininc.org
    • European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID)
      c/o Dr. Esther de Vries
      Hertogenbosch None 5200 ME's
      Phone #: +31- 73--6992965
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@esid.org
      Home page: http://www.esid.org
    • Ladenson, Paul W., M.D.
      Div. of Endocrinology and Metabolism
      Baltimore MD 21205
      Phone #: 301-955-3663
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • NIH/National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      2 Information Way
      Bethesda MD 20892-3570
      Phone #: 301-654-3810
      800 #: 800-891-5389
      e-mail: nddic@info.niddk.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niddk.nih.gov
    • National Graves' Disease Foundation
      400 International Drive
      Williamsville NY 14221
      Phone #: 716-631-2310
      800 #: 877-643-3123
      e-mail: gravesdiseasefd@gmail.com
      Home page: http://www.ngdf.org
    • Thyroid Foundation of Canada
      797 Princess Street
      Ontario Intl K7L 5J7
      Phone #: 613-544-8364
      800 #: (8-00)- 267-8822
      e-mail: thyroid@kos.net
      Home page: http://www.thyroid.ca
    • Thyroid Society for Education & Research
      7515 S. Main
      Houston TX 77030
      Phone #: 713-799-9909
      800 #: 800-849-7643
      e-mail: thyroid@neosoft.com
      Home page: http://www.the-thyroid-society.org



    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html