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Graves' disease associated with infectious mononucleosis due to primary Epstein-Barr virus infection: report of 3 cases.
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PMID:  21139299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Although the etiology of Graves' disease is still not clear, it is generally suggested that environmental factors such as infections contribute to the development of Graves' disease. We report here three cases of Graves' disease which presented simultaneously with infectious mononucleosis due to primary EBV infection. Acute EBV infection might play an important role in the onset of Graves' disease. These three women complained of a sore throat or neck pain, resembling subacute thyroiditis. In the case of thyrotoxicosis accompanied by sore throat or neck pain, Graves' disease must be distinguished from subacute thyroiditis.
Hiroshi Akahori; Yumie Takeshita; Reina Saito; Shuichi Kaneko; Toshinari Takamura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-12-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1349-7235     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2599-603     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Disease Control and Homeostasis, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science.
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