Acromegaly: Current Challenges and Future Directions in Latin America
Received Date: Jan 25, 2018 / Accepted Date: Feb 07, 2018 / Published Date: Feb 12, 2018
Acromegaly is a rare disease, associated with significant morbidity and high mortality. The international literature provides different figures on the epidemiology of acromegaly in different populations, mainly in Europe and US. However, there are few studies that address its epidemiology in Latin America. The creation, starting in the 1990s, of national acromegaly registries in developed countries has stimulated the need to create them in our region, being Mexico the only country that has developed a national Registry. The clinical and biochemical characterization of patients with acromegaly in our region does not seem to be different from that described in the international literature; however, population studies are necessary to establish the epidemiological trends in Latin America.
Keywords: Acromegaly; Epidemiology; Incidence; Prevalence; Latin America; Ecuador
Citation: Gavilanez EL, Litardo NB, Bonilla MH, Chavez MN, Gualpa HA, et al. (2018) Acromegaly: Current Challenges and Future Directions in Latin America. J Clin Exp Pathol 8: 337. Doi: 10.4172/2161-0681.1000337
Copyright: ©2018 Gavilanez EL, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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