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    What's your diagnosis?

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    If anyone has an idea, there's still time ;-)

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    Acromegaly.

    It's a rare syndrome that results when the anterior pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone. Common consequences from the high level of GH include soft tissue swelling visibly resulting in enlargement of the hands, feet, nose, lips and ears, but also swelling of internal organs (mainly the heart, thereby weakening it's muscularity).
     


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