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How do other illnesses affect nontoxic goiter?

Sometimes illnesses of the thyroid can cause goiters to develop. Illnesses such as Graves' disease and and Hashimoto's disease, which cause either an overactive or underactive thyroid, can lead to goiters. Thyroiditis is another illness that can cause goiters. Thyroiditis is when the thyroid becomes inflamed, and stem from a variety of causes.

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