Fast Five Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Acromegaly

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD

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February 15, 2017

Gigantism refers to abnormally high linear growth due to excessive action of insulinlike growth factor I (IGF-I) while the epiphyseal growth plates are open during childhood. Acromegaly is the same disorder of IGF-I excess but occurs after the growth plate cartilage fuses in adulthood. Acromegaly is a rare, insidious, and potentially life-threatening condition for which good, albeit incomplete, treatment can give the patient additional years of high-quality life.

How much do you know about this rare condition? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.

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