Uraemic patients may have markedly elevated serum GH concentrations yet, for hitherto unknown reasons, they do not develop acromegaly. We discuss the diagnostic dilemma presented by a 33-year-old Caucasian male with chronic renal failure (creatinine clearance 10 ml/min) secondary to polycystic kidney disease, elevated GH concentrations (fasting concentration of 22.6 rising to 77.9 mU/l 30 minutes after a 75-g oral glucose load) as well as acromegalic features. Review of the patient's relative...Expand abstract
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Acromegaly or chronic renal failure: a diagnostic dilemma.
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