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Gigantism

Gigantism: Introduction

Gigantism is the name to a particular growth defect that occurs during childhood, from over-exposure to growth hormone. This is similar to another disease, acromegaly, which arises from similar types of tumors but occurs in adulthood, when bones have fused and cannot lengthen. ...more »

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Gigantism: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Gigantism

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the most common symptoms are anal itch (or ...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in...read more »

Pituitary conditions often undiagnosed cause of symptoms: There are a variety of symptoms that can be caused by a pituitary disorder (see symptoms of pituitary disorders). For example, fatigue, headache, ...read more »

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Definitions of Gigantism:

The condition of abnormal overgrowth or excessive size of the whole body or any of its parts. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

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  1. Gigantism: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Testing & Diagnosis
  7. Home Testing
  8. Complications
 

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