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What is Ménétrier's disease?

What is Ménétrier's disease?

  • Ménétrier's disease: Rare chronic disease with excessive growth of skin folds in the stomach.
  • Ménétrier's disease: GASTRITIS with HYPERTROPHY of the GASTRIC MUCOSA. It is characterized by giant gastric folds, diminished acid secretion, excessive MUCUS secretion, and HYPOPROTEINEMIA. Symptoms include VOMITING; DIARRHEA; and WEIGHT LOSS.
    Source - Diseases Database

Ménétrier's disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Ménétrier's disease, or a subtype of Ménétrier's disease, 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 Ménétrier's disease as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Ménétrier's disease: Introduction

Types of Ménétrier's disease:

Broader types of Ménétrier's disease:

How many people get Ménétrier's disease?

Prevalance of Ménétrier's disease: rare

Who gets Ménétrier's disease?

Patient Profile for Ménétrier's disease: Usually men 30-60

Gender Profile for Ménétrier's disease: Usually men.

Gender Ratio for Ménétrier's disease: male prevalence

How serious is Ménétrier's disease?

Complications of Ménétrier's disease: see complications of Ménétrier's disease

What causes Ménétrier's disease?

Causes of Ménétrier's disease: see causes of Ménétrier's disease

What are the symptoms of Ménétrier's disease?

Symptoms of Ménétrier's disease: see symptoms of Ménétrier's disease

Complications of Ménétrier's disease: see complications of Ménétrier's disease

Onset of Ménétrier's disease: all ages

Ménétrier's disease: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Ménétrier's disease.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Ménétrier's disease.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Ménétrier's disease: see treatments for Ménétrier's disease

Organs Affected by Ménétrier's disease:

Organs and body systems related to Ménétrier's disease include:

Name and Aliases of Ménétrier's disease

Main name of condition: Ménétrier's disease

Other names or spellings for Ménétrier's disease:

giant hypertrophic gastritis, Menetrier syndrome, protein-losing gastroenteropathy

Giant hypertrophic gastritis, Menetrier disease Source - Diseases Database

Menetrier's disease, Gastritis, familial giant hypertrophic, Gastritis, familial giant hypertrophic, Menetrier disease
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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