Summary of Gigantism
Flashcards on Gigantism
Gigantism is a (childhood/adults) disorder.
Questions on Gigantism
A 10-year-old boy comes to the clinic because of "growing pains" for the past several years. He recently emigrated from another country and has no available medical records. He receives good grades in school and has made a few friends. His temperature is 37.0°C (98.6°F), pulse is 82/min, respirations are 14/min, and blood pressure is 132/84 mm Hg. Height is 203 cm (6 ft 8 in) tall and weight is 125-kg (276-lb). His BMI is 30.3 kg/m2. Physical examination shows a male of tall stature in no apparent physical distress. He has large hands and feet, and coarse facial features. Karyotypic analysis shows normal X and Y chromosomes. Which of the following laboratory tests is most likely to confirm the diagnosis?