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ea0063p253 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology 1 | ECE2019

What patients with acromegaly have to say about their diagnostic pathway: A qualitative study

Sibeoni Jordan , Manolios Emilie , Verneuil Laurence , Chanson Philippe , Revah-Levy Anne

Background: Acromegaly is a rare disease with a long and complex diagnostic pathway leading to a substantial diagnostic delay associated with an increased risk of comorbidities and psychosocial deterioration. Qualitative methods are the gold standard to explore patientsÂ’ perspectives, focusing on how individuals understand and report what they are experiencing. To the best of our knowledge, no qualitative study has yet examined the diagnostic pathway of subjects with acro...