MCQ – 89217

Question

A 10-year-old male is being evaluated for abnormal growth. He is in the 99th percentile for height and 90th percentile for weight. He has long and moist extremities. Both parents are proportionate and of average height. Serum TSH is within normal limits. Which of the following is the most likely cause of his condition:

A.

Increased release of insulin from pancreas

B.

Increased release of IGF-1 from liver

C.

Increased release of IGF-1 from hypothalamus

D.

Defective growth hormone receptors

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