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What is Multiple endocrine neoplasia?

What is Multiple endocrine neoplasia?

  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia: A group of conditions that is characterised by the hyperplasia and hyperfunction of two or more glands of the endocrine system.

Multiple endocrine neoplasia 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, or a subtype of Multiple endocrine neoplasia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Multiple endocrine neoplasia: Introduction

Types of Multiple endocrine neoplasia:

Types of Multiple endocrine neoplasia:

Broader types of Multiple endocrine neoplasia:

What causes Multiple endocrine neoplasia?

Causes of Multiple endocrine neoplasia: see causes of Multiple endocrine neoplasia
Causes of Multiple endocrine neoplasia: Endocrine glands are different from other organs in the body because they release hormones into the bloodstream. Hormones are powerful chemicals that travel through the blood, controlling and instructing the functions of various organs. Normally, the hormones released by endocrine glands are carefully balanced to met the body's needs. When a person has MEN, specific endocrine glands, such as the parathyroid glands, the pancreas gland, and the pituitary gland, tend to become overactive. When these glands go into overdrive, the result can be: excessive calcium in the bloodstream (resulting in kidney stones or kidney damage); fatigue; weakness; muscle or bone pain; constipation; indigestion; and thinning of bones. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

What are the symptoms of Multiple endocrine neoplasia?

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

Can anyone else get Multiple endocrine neoplasia?

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

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

Multiple endocrine neoplasia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Multiple endocrine neoplasia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Multiple endocrine neoplasia.

How is it treated?

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

Organs Affected by Multiple endocrine neoplasia:

Organs and body systems related to Multiple endocrine neoplasia include:

Name and Aliases of Multiple endocrine neoplasia

Main name of condition: Multiple endocrine neoplasia

Class of Condition for Multiple endocrine neoplasia: genetic

Other names or spellings for Multiple endocrine neoplasia:


Wermer syndrome, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, MEN 1, Multiple endocrine adenomatosis
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Multiple endocrine neoplasia: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Multiple endocrine neoplasia:


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