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Ménétrier's disease

Ménétrier's disease: Introduction

Ménétrier's disease: Rare chronic disease with excessive growth of skin folds in the stomach. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Ménétrier's disease is available below.

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Ménétrier's disease: Complications

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Causes of Ménétrier's disease

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Ménétrier's disease: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Ménétrier's disease

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Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill more »

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Ménétrier's disease: Rare Types

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Definitions of 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


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