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  • Goiter

    Introduction

    Goiter is the abnormal enlargement of thyroid gland. Goiters are usually painless but in some cases cause cough and cause difficulty to swallow or breath. Common cause of goiter worldwide is lack of iodine in diet.

  • Goiter

    Symptoms

    Follow are the symptoms of goiter. A visible swelling at the base of your neck that may be particularly obvious when you shave or put on makeup A tight feeling in your throat Coughing Hoarseness Difficulty swallowing Difficulty breathing.

  • Goiter

    Treatment and Statistics

    Reported cure rates at 6 months after treatment with albendazole are >90% and after treatment with ivermectin range from 76–95.2%. Albendazole may cause outward migration of larvae. Ivermectin may cause a temporary increase of cutaneous symptoms. Two small studies in which patients were followed up for 1 year or longer found cure rates after treatment with albendazole decreased over time.

 

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