STEVEN M. SNYDER, M.D.
Acromegaly is frequently associated with gonadotrophin deficiency (1) or with low-testosterone, normal luteinizing hormone (LH), slightly elevated follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and an impaired testosterone response to gonadotrophins (2). Two acromegalic patients in the latter series had increased basal LH and FSH values, but both had normal testosterone levels. A patient with acromegaly and primary hypogonadism with increased gonadotrophins is described below.
The patient is an 81-year-old white man admitted to the Veterans Administration Hospital, San Francisco, with the acute onset of lightheadedness. His vertigo resolved spontaneously; however, on admission he was noted to have acromegaloid features. The remainder of his
SNYDER SM. Acromegaly and Primary Hypogonadism. Ann Intern Med. ;82:542–543. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-4-542
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(4):542-543.
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