Basic Summary for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1


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Main name of condition: Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1
Other names or spellings: MEN1, MEN I, Wermer's syndrome, Familial endocrine neoplasia type I


What is Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1?
  Brief description of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: Rare inherited disease causing tumors in multiple glands
  Parent types of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: Multiple endocrine neoplasia, Pituitary conditions, Pancreas conditions, Genetic Disease
  Organs Affected by Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: pituitary, pancreas, parathyroid gland
How many people get Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1?
  Prevalance of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: 3 per 100,000 up to 20 per 100,000 (NIDDK)
  Prevalance Rate of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: approx 1 in 33,333 or 0.00% or 8,160 people in USA [about data]
  Prevalance of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: MEN1 is quite rare, occurring in about 3 to 20 persons out of 100,000. 1
Who gets Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1?
  Profile for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: It affects both sexes equally and shows no geographical, racial, or ethnic preferences. 1
How serious is Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1?
  Prognosis of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: Most people with MEN1 will have long and productive lives. 1
  Complications of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: see complications of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1
What causes Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1?
  Class of Condition for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: genetic
Can anyone else get Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1?
  Contagion of genetic conditions: generally not; see details in contagion of genetic diseases.
  More information: see contagiousness of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1
  Inheritance of genetic conditions: see details in inheritance of genetic diseases.
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: see treatments for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1: NIDDK

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