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Thymus Hyperplasia Summary

Description: Enlargement of the thymus. A condition described in the late 1940's and 1950's as pathological thymic hypertrophy was status thymolymphaticus and was treated with radiotherapy. Unnecessary removal of the thymus was also practiced. It later became apparent that the thymus undergoes normal physiological hypertrophy, reaching a maximum at puberty and involuting thereafter. The concept of status thymolymphaticus has been abandoned. Thymus hyperplasia is present in two thirds of all patients with myasthenia gravis. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992; Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1486)

Also Known As: Hyperplasia of Thymus Gland; Thymic Hyperplasia; Gland Hyperplasia, Thymus; Gland Hyperplasias, Thymus; Hyperplasia, Thymic Show All >>

Networked: 234 relevant articles (19 outcomes, 12 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Thymus Hyperplasia

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Cholinesterase Inhibitors (Anticholinesterases) : 2 outcomes in 3 results : IBA
  2. Antibodies : 1 outcome in 18 results : IBA
  3. Immunoglobulins (Immunoglobulin) : 1 outcome in 6 results : IBA
  4. Prednisolone (Predate) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 55 Generic
  5. Immunosuppressive Agents (Immunosuppressants) : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  6. Tumor Viral Antigens (Large T Antigen) : 1 study in 5 results : IBA
  7. Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 (Fludeoxyglucose F 18) : 1 study in 4 results : FDA 2
  8. Hormones : 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  9. musk : 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  10. Staphylococcal Protein A (A, Protein) : 1 study in 2 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Thymus Hyperplasia

  1. Thymoma (Thymic Carcinoma)
  2. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  3. Hodgkin Disease (Hodgkin's Disease)
  4. Hemorrhage
  5. Lymphoma (Lymphomas)
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Key Therapies for Thymus Hyperplasia

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  1. Thymectomy : 11 outcomes 2 studies in 45 results
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 5 outcomes 4 studies in 47 results
  3. Plasmapheresis : 1 outcome in 1 result
  4. Castration : 1 study in 2 results
  5. Stem Cell Transplantation : 1 study in 1 result
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