Menetrier's disease: evolution of disease under histamine-2 receptor antagonists. Academic Article uri icon


  • A 33-yr-old man, with known peptic disease, developed giant thickening of the gastric mucosa and hypoproteinemia. Serial endoscopic and x-ray examinations of the upper gastrointestinal tract were available before and after the development of Menetrier's disease. In a 1-yr interval, erosive gastritis developed in a normal gastric mucosa, which was followed a few months later by hypoproteinemia. The patient developed the disease while being treated with histamine-2 receptor antagonists.

publication date

  • January 1, 1992