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Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Menetrier disease


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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Treatment

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What treatment is available for Ménétrier disease?

No one treatment has proven effective for all patients with Ménétrier disease; however, some benefit has been shown through the use of anticholinergic drugs, acid suppression, octreotide, and H. pylori eradication. Partial or complete removal of the stomach is generally recommended for those patients who continue to have protein loss or who have signs of pre-cancer or cancer. [1]

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.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=PubMed

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.

Last updated: 8/14/2008

References
  1. Chapter 47 - Stomach. Townsend: Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, 18th ed.. Philadelphia: Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier; 2007;


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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • 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.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Giant hypertrophic gastritis
  • Giant hypertrophic gastropathy
  • Gastroenteropathy, protein losing
  • Giant hypertrophy of the gastric mucosa
  • Hypertrophic gastropathy
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.