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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 318-320

Enlarged hands and feet - Not always acromegaly

Department of Endocrinology, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, India

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Vikrant Ghatnatti
Department of Endocrinology, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati - 781 032
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.104074

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Pachydermoperiostosis maybe mistaken for acromegaly as it can present with progressive enlargement of hands and feet. We describe a 32 year old male with enlargement of hands and feet and extensive keloid formation. Family history was positive for similar complaints. X ray imaging showed normal heel pad thickness with acroosteolysis and subperiosteal new bone formation in hands and feet.IGF-1 was normal and glucose suppressed GH values were normal.

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