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Acromegaly management in the community

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 02, PAGE NO: 32Sharon Carr, RGN, is senior acromegaly nurse adviser with Innovex UK LimitedAcromegaly is a disorder marked by progressive enlargement of peripheral parts of the body, especially the head, face, hands and feet. The enlargement of the extremities is due to excessive secretion of somatotropin and 99% of patients with this condition have a growth hormone (GH)-secreting pituitary adenoma.

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