Gigantism is a condition that can be caused by abnormally high levels
of human growth hormone (GH) during childhood. The excess GH is usually
produced by a tumor in the pituitary gland. High GH levels cause an affected
child to grow extremely tall.
The effects of gigantism can be prevented with medication if the
condition is discovered early.
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