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What is Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2?

What is Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2?

  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: Rare inherited disease causing tumors in multiple glands.
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: A type of multiple endocrine neoplasia characterized by a virtually 100% incidence of medullary thyroid carcinoma, a 50% incidence of pheochromocytoma, and a lesser incidence of parathyroid adenomas associated with hyperparathyroidism. The condition is always transmitted through autosomal dominant inheritance. Genetic testing can identify individuals with the trait in early infancy. Treatment is usually excision of the enlarged parathyroid glands. (From Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, pp1172-75)
    Source - Diseases Database

Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2, or a subtype of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: Introduction

Types of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2:

Broader types of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2:

How many people get Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2?

Prevalance of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: about 1 per 300 000 people suffer from multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 in the US, Genetics Home Reference website
Prevalance Rate of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: approx 1 in 300 or 0.33% or 906,666 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2?

Complications of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: see complications of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2

What causes Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2?

Causes of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: see causes of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2

What are the symptoms of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2?

Symptoms of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: see symptoms of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2

Complications of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: see complications of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2

Onset of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: early adulthood

Can anyone else get Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2?

Contagion of genetic conditions: generally not; see details in contagion of genetic diseases.
More information: see contagiousness of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2
Inheritance: see inheritance of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2

Inheritance of genetic conditions: see details in inheritance of genetic diseases.

Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: Endocrinologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2.
Treatments for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: see treatments for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2
Research for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: see research for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2

Organs Affected by Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2:

Organs and body systems related to Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 include:

Name and Aliases of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2

Main name of condition: Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2

Class of Condition for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: genetic

Other names or spellings for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2:

MEN2, MEN II, Sipple's syndrome, multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A, MEN 2A, MEN-2A syndrome, Pheochromocytoma and amyloid producing medullary thyroid carcinoma, PTC syndrome

Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2a, MEN type 2a Source - Diseases Database

MEN 2A, MEN-2A syndrome, Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A, PTC syndrome, Pheochromocytoma and amyloid producing medullary thyroid carcinoma
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: Related Conditions

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