Medical therapy in acromegaly.

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Acromegaly is a rare disease characterized by excess secretion of growth hormone (GH) and increased circulating insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) concentrations. The disease is associated with increased morbidity and premature mortality, but these effects can be reduced if GH levels are decreased to


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-300
Number of pages10
JournalNature Reviews Endocrinology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2011