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OVERGROWTH SYNDROMES

Conditions with multiple abnormalities including overweening growth. Early overgrowth syndromes that affecting children include the fragile x and beckwith-wiedemannn syndromes. Overactivity of the pituitary gland with overproductiuon of growth hormone causes overgrowth till youth and a distinctive pattern of overgrowth called acromegaly.
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