Az acromegalia gyógyszeres kezelése

Translated title of the contribution: Medical treatment of acromegaly

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Prolonged overproduction of growth hormone, like insulin-like growth factor-1 hypersecretion leads to acromegaly in adults. This is associated with several co-morbidities and increased mortality. Despite typical clinical features and modern diagnostic tools, it often takes years to diagnose from the onset of the disease. The aims of the treatment are to reduce or control tumour growth, inhibit growth hormone hypersecretion, normalize insulin-like growth factor-1 levels, treat co-morbidities and, therefore, reduce mortality. There are three approaches for therapy: surgery, medical management (dopamine agonists, somatostatin analogues and growth hormone receptor antagonist), and radiotherapy. Efficient therapy of the disease is based on the appropriate multidisciplinary team management. The review provides a summary of medical treatment for acromegaly.

Translated title of the contributionMedical treatment of acromegaly
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)1527-1534
Number of pages8
JournalOrvosi hetilap
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2013

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