Ménétrier disease

What is Ménétrier disease?

Ménétrier disease (MD) is a rare premalignant hyperproliferative gastropathy characterized by massive overgrowth of foveolar cells in the gastric lining, resulting in large gastric folds, and manifesting with epigastric pain, nausea, vomiting, peripheral edema and, less commonly, anorexia and weight loss.

Other condition names

  • Giant hypertrophic gastritis
  • Hypoproteinemic hypertrophic gastropathy

Inheritance type

Autosomal dominant, Not applicable, Unknown

Age of Onset

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Childhood
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