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Human Genetic Disorder

joe mofoco

on 6 May 2010

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Transcript of gigantism

Double click anywhere & add an idea IGF-I excess Gigantism Physical Manifestations Tall stature
Large hands and feet
Equally effects
men and women Average age for symptoms to be noticeable
5-15 Childs body,
organs, bones, and muscles
all grow above average...
not just height Noncancerous benign tumor of the pituitary gland Common Cause Tallest Man TAllest woman Removal of the Tumor is the main way to
stop the symtoms of Gigantism Treatment
Insulin like
growth factor Medicines that reduce growth hormones
is another way to stop gigantism if surgey is not
an option. Robert Pershing Wadlow De-Fen Yao END
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