June 22, 2017

Hyposomatotropism: Prevalence

Christopher Scudder, BVSc, MVetMed, MRCVS, DACVIM, PhD student at Royal Veterinary College, believes that hyposomatotropism, or acromegaly, is more prevalent than is currently appreciated in both Europe and the United States.


Christopher Scudder, BVSc, MVetMed, MRCVS, DACVIM, PhD student at Royal Veterinary College, believes that hyposomatotropism, or acromegaly, is more prevalent than is currently appreciated in both Europe and the United States.

There have only been 2 locations where prevalence studies have been conducted, and both of those locations were in Europe. One of those studies found that about a quarter of diabetic cats had acromegaly. Whether that number is the same in other parts of the world and the United States will be unknown until further studies are conducted.

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