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CLINICAL FEATURES OF ACROMEGALY

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CLINICAL FEATURES OF ACROMEGALY

1. Insidious onset, patients symptomatic in their 30s & 40s.
2. Coarse facial features.
3. Deeping of voice (after puberty).
4. Pronounced jaw growth + dental problems.
5. Sleep apnoea.
6. Enlarged hands + feet.
7. Carpal tunnel syndrome.
8. Skin tags.
9. Acanthosis nigricans.
10. Excessive sweating + body odor.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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