Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder caused by excessive production of human growth hormone (GH).1
- Approximately 3–4 new cases per 1 million persons per year2
- Approximately 40–70 cases per million2
- Most often diagnosed in middle-aged adults, with equal occurrence in men and women3
- Often diagnosed 4–10 years after its onset2
- Approximately 2x greater risk of mortality compared with the general population4
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1. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services. Acromegaly. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health; 2008. NIH publication 08-3924. 2. Chanson P, Salenave S. Acromegaly. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2008;3:1-17. 3. Holdaway IM, Rajasoorya C. Epidemiology of acromegaly. Pituitary. 1999;2(1):29-41. 4. Holdaway IM, Rajasoorya C, Gamble GD. Factors influencing mortality in acromegaly. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004;89(2):667-674.
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