Malaysian Consensus Statement for the Diagnosis and Management of Acromegaly




acromegaly, consensus, Malaysia, growth hormone excess


In Malaysia, acromegaly is under-recognised with only 10-15% of the expected number of cases from prevalence estimates, having been diagnosed and managed in established endocrine centres with access to multidisciplinary care. This is mainly due to lack of awareness and standardised approach in diagnosing this disease resulting in delay in diagnosis and management with suboptimal treatment outcomes. This first Malaysian consensus statement on the diagnosis and management of acromegaly addresses these issues and is based on current best practices and latest available evidence so as to reduce the disease burden on acromegaly patients managed in the Malaysian healthcare system.


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Author Biography

Zanariah Hussein, Hospital Putrajaya

Senior Consultant Endocrinologist and Physician

Head, Endocrine Unit,

Hospital Putrajaya


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How to Cite

Hussein, Z., Long Bidin, M., Alias, A., Thiagarajan, M., Abdul Latif, K., Ratnasingam, J., Wan Seman, W. J., & Nasruddin, A. (2019). Malaysian Consensus Statement for the Diagnosis and Management of Acromegaly. Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies, 34(1), 8.



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