Other Names for this Disease
- Gastroenteropathy, protein losing
- Giant hypertrophic gastritis
- Giant hypertrophic gastropathy
- Giant hypertrophy of the gastric mucosa
- Hypertrophic gastropathy
Your QuestionI am an adult woman who has been recently diagnosed with Ménétrier disease. My symptoms seem to be worsening. I am seeking information about the symptoms, cause(s), prognosis, genetic association, and treatment. I am eager to hear from you and appreciate your assistance.
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You can locate additional treatment information by searching PubMed, a searchable database of medical literature. Information on finding an article and its title, authors, and publishing details is listed here. Some articles are available as a complete document, while information on other studies is available as a summary abstract. To obtain the full article, contact a medical/university library (or your local library for interlibrary loan), or order it online using the following link. Using "menetrier disease AND treatment" as your search term should locate articles. To narrow your search, click on the “Limits” tab under the search box and specify your criteria for locating more relevant articles. Click here to view a search.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Web site has a page for locating libraries in your area that can provide direct access to these journals (print or online). The Web page also describes how you can get these articles through interlibrary loan and Loansome Doc (an NLM document-ordering service). You can access this page at the following link http://nnlm.gov/members/. You can also contact the NLM toll-free at 888-346-3656 to locate libraries in your area.
Although it has been suggested that patients with Ménétrier may be at an increased risk of developing stomach cancer , the association seems to occur in anywhere between 2% to 15% of patients with the condition. 
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