Overgrowth syndromes
Conditions with multiple abnormalities including excessive growth. Early overgrowth syndromes that affecting children include the fragile X and Beckwith-Wiedemann syndromes. Overactivity of the pituitary gland with overproduction of growth hormone causes overgrowth before adolescence and a distinctive pattern of overgrowth called acromegaly.

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