How many people have acromegaly?
Acromegaly is classified as a rare condition, which means it affects less than 1 person in every 2,000.1 Worldwide, the number of people with acromegaly is thought to be between 28 and 133 patients for every 1 million people.2*
Every year, between 2 and 11 patients for every million people are diagnosed with acromegaly, that's between 16,000-86,000 people around the world.2*
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Orphanet. Acromegaly. Available athttps://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?Lng=GB&Expert=963 Last accessed September 2020.
NHS England. Acromegaly. Available at:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/acromegaly/. Last accessed September 2020.