High prevalence of biochemical acromegaly in primary care patients with elevated IGF-1 levels.

@article{Schneider2008HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of biochemical acromegaly in primary care patients with elevated IGF-1 levels.},
  author={Harald Joern Schneider and Caroline Sievers and Bernhard Saller and Hans Ulrich Wittchen and Guenter Karl Stalla},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={2008},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={
          432-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The estimated prevalence of acromegaly is 40-125 per million. The diagnosis of acromegaly is often delayed due to deficits in recognizing the signs of the disease. It is not known how many subjects with increased IGF-1 levels have acromegaly. We aimed to assess the prevalence of acromegaly in primary care by screening for elevated IGF-1 levels. DESIGN A cross-sectional, epidemiological study (the DETECT study). Patients A total of 6773 unselected adult primary care patients were… CONTINUE READING
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