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IGF-1

1. IGF-1 mediates the growth promoting effects of GH.
2. First test for acromegaly.
3. Unlike GH, its levels are stable throughout the day.
4. If normal - excludes acromegaly.
5. If elevated - perform a GH suppression test (re-check IGF-1 following oral glucose load). Dx is confirmed by inadequate suppression.


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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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