Associate Professor, Medicine Ad-din Women’s Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Ménétrier's disease (MD) (also known as giant hypertrophic gastritis or hypoproteinemic hypertrophic gastropathy) is a rare premalignant entity characterized by markedly hypertrophied mucosal folds of the fundus and the gastric corpus typically associated with , hypochlorhydria, protein losing enteropathy causing hypoalbuminemia and anemia. However, the natural history of MD in adults remains unclear and is rarely reported in the literature. Its constellation of classic symptoms includes nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and peripheral edema, and it is associated with increased risk of gastric cancer. Nevertheless, its pathophysiology is not yet fully understood and clinical and endoscopic diagnosis can be difficult to establish. Malignant transformation in MD should not be overlooked, and regular monitoring of the gastric mucosa via endoscopy is necessary.
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