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Acromegaly or chronic renal failure: a diagnostic dilemma.

Abstract:

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...

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Ahlquist, JA More by this author
Camacho-Hübner, C More by this author
Goodwin, CJ More by this author
Dattani, M More by this author
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Journal:
Clinical endocrinology
Volume:
46
Issue:
2
Pages:
221-226
Publication date:
1997-02-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-2265
ISSN:
0300-0664
URN:
uuid:f66ea1e6-1bdb-4318-ae40-c2c0300d027e
Source identifiers:
19
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pubs:19

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