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Gigantism

Gigantism: Introduction

Gigantism: Gigantism refers to abnormally high linear growth due to excessive action of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) while the epiphyseal growth plates are open during childhood. See detailed information below for a list of 13 causes of Gigantism, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Gigantism: Symptom Checker

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Gigantism Treatments

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Gigantism: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Gigantism may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Gigantism

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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)

Condition of abnormal overgrowth or excessive size of the whole body or any of its parts.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Gigantism

The list below shows some of the causes of Gigantism mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Gigantism?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Gigantism. Of the 13 causes of Gigantism that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 11 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Gigantism:

The following list of conditions have 'Gigantism' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Gigantism:

The following list of medical conditions have Gigantism or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Classifications of Gigantism:

Medical Conditions associated with Gigantism:

Growth symptoms (2485 causes), Developmental problems (4007 causes), Infant symptoms (2900 causes), Child health symptoms (230 causes)

Symptoms related to Gigantism:

Pituitary tumor, Cerebral gigantism of childhood (Sotos), Polyostotic fibrous dysplasia (MAS syn), Weaver syndrome (Marshall-Smith), Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome, Simpson dysmorphia syndrome, Acromegaly (Gigantism), Gigantism (13 causes)

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