Also known as toxic nodular goiter. This is a syndrome that affects the thyroid
gland, and causes symptoms much like those of hyperthyroidism
. However, the difference is that there are many small nodules present in the thyroid.
This is a chronic disease that affects the elderly, most commonly women over 60
. The symptom
s can be controlled by beta-blocker
s, but treatment is only possible with radioactive iodine
or antithyroid drugs such as propylthiouracil