Familial Isolated Pituitary Adenoma
Patients who have childhood-onset or young adult onset acromegaly have other family members with acromegaly or prolactinoma. Some of these families carry a mutation in the AIP gene.
Patients who have childhood onset acromegaly/gigantism can also carry a mutation in AIP gene even if they do not have a known family history of the disease.
Further information is available on www.fipapatients.org.