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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...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...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 blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical...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, ...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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