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How common is diffuse goiter?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Diffuse goiter is much more common in women than in men. Of the people in the United States with an overactive thyroid, diffuse goiter is the most common cause. Diffuse goiter can affect people of any age.

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