Rheumatologists asked to be alert to acromegaly

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Reuters Health Staff writer
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A new consensus update on the diagnosis and treatment of acromegaly emphasises aggressive treatment of comorbidities, including bone and joint disorders.

“Acromegaly is associated with very high, common comorbidities — mainly cardiovascular, hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnoea and rheumatological,” says senior author Professor Shlomo Melmed, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in California, US.