Acromegaly

Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder characterised by abnormal bone growth, enlarged hands and feet, and thickened, enlarged face.1 Learn more about this rare endocrine disease, its diagnosis and the different treatment options available.

2 to 42

New cases of acromegaly per year per million population.

40 years

Average age of diagnosis2

Sources :

1 Acromegaly – NHS Choices [Internet]. Nhs.uk. [cited 18 January 2017]. Available from: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/acromegaly/Pages/Introduction.aspx Last accessed 18/07/2017
2 Acromegaly. Growth Hormone disorders Information; Symptoms | Patient [Internet]. Patient. [cited 18 January 2017]. Available from: http://patient.info/health/acromegaly-leaflet Last accessed 18/07/2017
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8 Somavert Summary of Product Characteristics: http://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/14353 Last accessed 18/07/2017

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Date of preparation January 2018 / ALL-UK-000455