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New options for diagnosing and treating acromegaly

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Abstract

Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) is the final pathway of the growth hormone cascade, and is a better clinical measure of acromegaly than growth hormone itself. In patients with acromegaly, medical treatment with a somatostatin analog normalizes growth hormone and IGF-1 levels and produces clinical improvement quickly.


 

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