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Does diffuse goiter affect children differently than adults?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Diffuse goiter can develop in people of any age. Usually, the condition sets in around early adulthood. An overactive thyroid can cause the same symptoms and complications in anyone, but sometimes these are more intense or problematic in elderly people.

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