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ACROMEGALY

1. Gigantism - excess GH in childhood when growth plates of long bones are open.
2. Acromegaly - excess GH in adulthood.
3. Excess soft tissue growth receeds following Tx, long-bone changes do not receed following Tx.
4. >99% are due to well-defined pituitary adenoma.


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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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