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thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy

Thursday 12 January 2006

Definition: Thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) is a progressive eye condition associated with autoimmune thyroid diseases (ATDs), particularly Graves hyperthyroidism.

Associations

- autoimmune thyroid diseases (ATDs)

  • Graves hyperthyroidism
  • Hashimoto thyroiditis

Etiology

- autoimmunity versus leiomodin-1 (LMOD1)