Other Names for this Disease
- Giant hypertrophic gastritis
- Giant hypertrophic gastropathy
- Gastroenteropathy, protein losing
- Giant hypertrophy of the gastric mucosa
- Hypertrophic gastropathy
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No one treatment has proven effective for all patients with Ménétrier disease. In milder cases, treatment may be supportive with a recommended high protein diet to offset loss of protein. Other treatment options for moderate or more severe cases may include: Treatment of underlying CMV/Helicobacter pylori (H. Pylori) infection; medications such as Gastric antisecretory agents (protein pump inhibitors), octreotide, and cetuximab; and a gastrectomy.
Last updated: 6/1/2016
- Mark Feldman, Pamela J Jensen, MD. Large gastric folds: Hyperplastic and nonhyperplastic gastropathies. UpToDate. April 2016; http://www.uptodate.com/contents/large-gastric-folds-hyperplastic-and-nonhyperplastic-gastropathies?source=see_link.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Menetrier disease. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.