Fast Five Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Acromegaly

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


September 16, 2020

Gigantism is extremely rare, with approximately 100 reported cases to date. Acromegaly is more common than gigantism, with an incidence of 3-4 cases per million people per year and a prevalence of 60 cases per million population. A claims-based analysis suggests that 3000 new cases of acromegaly may be diagnosed in the United States each year, a much higher prevalence than previously reported.

The mean age for onset of acromegaly is in the fourth decade of life; the delay from the insidious onset of symptoms to diagnosis is 5-15 years, with a mean delay of 8.7 years. The mean age at diagnosis for acromegaly is 40 years in men and 45 years in women. Men and women are equally affected.

Learn more about the epidemiology of acromegaly.


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