Toxic multinodular goiter; Plummer's disease
Symptoms are those of
- Frequent bowel movements
- Increased appetite
- Increased sweating
- Menstrual irregularities (in women)
- Weight loss
Signs and tests
Other test results:
- Serum thyroid hormone levels (
T3, T4) are high.
Serum TSH(thyroid stimulating hormone) is low.
Thyroid scanshows that the nodules are taking up increased amounts of radioactive iodine.
Review Date: 05/10/2010
Reviewed By: Ari S. Eckman, MD, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.