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Close-up of the neck of an adult female patient showing acute thyroiditis (swollen thyroid glands). Enlarged thyroid glands (goitre) are due to the autoimmune disorder Hashimoto's disease, caused by the production of antibodies against the thyroid gland. Treatment is with replacement thyroid hormone.
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