Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A
Other Names for this Disease
- MEN 2A
- MEN-2A syndrome
- Pheochromocytoma and amyloid producing medullary thyroid carcinoma
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RET gene. Individuals with MEN 2A are at high risk of developing medullary carcinoma of the thyroid. About 50% will develop pheochromocytoma, a tumor of the adrenal glands which may increase blood pressure. Individuals with MEN 2A are also at increased risk for parathyroid adenoma or hyperplasia (overgrowth of the parathyroid gland). Occasionally an itchy skin condition called cutaneous lichen amyloidosis also occurs in people with type 2A disease. The condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner.Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN 2A) is is an inherited disorder caused by mutations in the
Last updated: 2/11/2011
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