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Male, age 77. Long-term (10 year)\productive cough non-seasonal unresponsive to

Male, age 77. Long-term (10 year)\productive cough non-seasonal unresponsive to allergy meds. Lung and gastro workups ruled out lung and gastro problem. Ultrasound revealed enlarged thyroid but hormones were normal.

Why would thyroid enlarge with hormones normal? Is there a way to determine whether thyroid is structurally interfering?
Tue, 6 Nov 2018
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