Fast Five Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Acromegaly

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD

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February 15, 2017

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 40-70 cases per million population.

The mean age for onset of acromegaly is in the third 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.

For more on the epidemiology of acromegaly, read here.

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