A woman brings her 8 year-old son into your office because she is concerned that he is too tall for his age and may have some type of hormone condition. She says that he towers over his classmates at school and has really big hands and feet. Although the boy's father is thrilled with his height, because he wants his son to become a basketball player, the mother is worried. Blood labs are ordered and a few weeks later come back with elevated levels of growth hormone. What is the most likely diagnosis for the young boy?
A. Laron-type dwarfism
C. Noonan syndrome
e. none of the above
B. gigantism (acromegaly occurs in adults)
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