From Lewis S. Blevins, Jr., MD – “This is a nice review highlighting bone disease in patients with acromegaly. One would think that bone enlargement would be associated with increased strength. That is not always the case. Osteoporosis can be a real problem. There is indeed a hypercalciuria associated with acromegaly and some patients have kidney stones as a result. They hypercalciuria, along with hypogonadism, and perhaps steroid over replacement in those hypopituitary acromegalic patients treated with steroids, contributes to bone loss.” Click here to read the Abstract
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