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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 178--180

Skin manifestations of acromegaly - a study of 34 cases


Department of Medicine and Endocrinology, Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, India

Correspondence Address:
Kavita R Arya
23, Sopan Baug Co-operative Housing Society, Pune - 411 001
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The common dermatological manifestations seen in 34 cases of acromegaly were changes in facial appearance, enlargement of hands and feet, intolerance to heat and sweating, carpal tunnel syndrome, hirsutism, acrochordons and acanthosis nigricans. The mean estimated age of onset was 32.8 years in males and 31.7 years in females, while the mean age at the time of diagnosis was 38.6 years and 36.1 years for males and females respectively, with a slight male preponderance noted.






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