Thursday, September 17, 2015

Study group discussion: Acromegaly

What is the most common cause of death in patient with acromegaly?

Cardiomyopathy leading to heart failure.

Why is diabetes more common in acromegaly?

GH has anti insulin effect.

Cool fact: GH increases insulin production. But at the same time causes insulin resistance.

How can you find out by giving glucose that patient has acromegaly or not?

Normally, growth hormone should be suppressed by giving glucose. Suppression of GH by giving glucose excludes acromegaly.

What is the treatment for acromegaly?

Pegvisomant - GH receptor antagonist.
Transsphenoidal removal of pituitary tumor.


  1. Just to add on that Acromegaly patient need to undergo regular screening for Colonic polyps


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