Acromegaly

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Acceptability at Recruitment

QUALIFIED

Acceptability at CT / Work-Up

QUALIFIED

Individual at Risk

Donor

Explanation of Condition

Non-cancerous tumour of the pituitary gland leading to excessive natural human growth hormone production. This causes enlargement of the bones, particularly the jaw and hands, and increases the risk of hypertension, stroke and heart disease.

Guidance

Discuss with medical officer. Assess on individual basis. Accept if successfully operated on, free of medication and meets other criteria

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions

Version

Version 1, Edition 1

Date of Last Update

15th June 2012