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Acromegaly FAQs (cont.)

How common is acromegaly?

Acromegaly is a rare disease. In the United States, about 1 in every 20,000 people has the disease. It can affect people of any age, but is most often diagnosed in adults aged 40-45 years.

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Increased and unregulated growth hormone (GH) production, usually caused by a GH-secreting pituitary tumor (somatotroph tumor), characterizes acromegaly.

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