Basic Summary for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2


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Main name of condition: Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2
Other names or spellings: MEN2, MEN II, Sipple's syndrome


What is Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2?
  Brief description of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: Rare inherited disease causing tumors in multiple glands
  Parent types of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: Thyroid disorders, Multiple endocrine neoplasia, Genetic Disease
  Organs Affected by Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: parathyroid gland, thyroid gland, adrenal gland
How serious is Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2?
  Complications of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: see complications of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2
What causes Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2?
  Class of Condition for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: genetic
Can anyone else get Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2?
  Contagion of genetic conditions: generally not; see details in contagion of genetic diseases.
  Inheritance of genetic conditions: see details in inheritance of genetic diseases.

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