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6 Possible Causes for Acromegalic Facies

  • Fabry Disease

    Frequency United States Fabry disease is one of the more common lysosomal storage disorders, affecting approximately 1 in 40,000-60,000 males. Mortality/Morbidity Prior to the availability of renal transplant, dialysis, and, more recently, enzyme replacement therapy (ERT), the average age at death in men with classic[…][]

  • Lipodystrophy

    Lipodystrophy syndromes are a heterogeneous group of disorders associated with selective absence of fat. Currently, the diagnosis is established only clinically. We developed a new method from DXA scans called a "fat shadow," which is a color-coded representation highlighting only the fat tissue. We conducted a[…][]

  • Generalized Lipodystrophy

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION WARNING: RISK OF ANTI-METRELEPTIN ANTIBODIES WITH NEUTRALIZING ACTIVITY AND RISK OF LYMPHOMA Anti-metreleptin antibodies with neutralizing activity have been identified in patients treated with MYALEPT. The consequences are not well characterized but could include inhibition of endogenous[…][]

  • Acromegaly

    Context: Acromegaly is characterized by growth hormone (GH) and insulinlike growth factor-1 (IGF-1) hypersecretion, and GH and IGF-1 play important roles in regulating body composition and glucose homeostasis. Objective: The purpose of our study was to investigate body composition including ectopic lipids, measures[…][]

  • Acromegalic Arthropathy

    We report a short, elderly female developing acromegalic facies for last 10 years without acral overgrowth.[] facies for last 10 years only.[] 30 and was adequately controlled thereafter, pointing to the fact that she had had primary hypothyroidism from her late twenties which is thereby very unlikely to produce acromegalic[]

  • Acromegaly - Cutis verticis gyrata - Corneal Leukoma Syndrome

    Dermatol 25:242–245, 1998 Sanfilippo’s syndrome Short stature with pleonosteosis and periarticular fibrosis (Leri’s syndrome) – autosomal dominant; short stature and Mongoloid facies[] Pseudoacromegaly – autosomal recessive; skin ulcers, arthro-osteolysis, keratitis, oligodontia Am J Med Genet 15:205–210, 1983 Pyoderma chronica glutealis complicated by acromegalic[] […] soles with accentuated creases, flexion contractures of digits, broad thumbs, genu recurvatum J Bone Joint Surg Am 41:397–408, 1959 Soto’s syndrome(cerebral gigantism) – acromegalic[]

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