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Do pituitary disorders affect children differently than adults?

In general, pituitary disorders are more common in older adults than children. One condition, an overproduction of growth hormone, affects children differently than adults. In children the condition is called gigantism. It causes a child to grow far beyond normal height and weight. In adults it is called acromegaly and results in deformations of the skeletal structure.

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