Menetrier's Disease in Children
Yossi Rimar, Michael Jaffe, Ron Shaoul
Department of Pediatrics, Bnei-Zion Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
Menetrier's disease in children is a rare disorder that is characterized by the presence of marked protein losing gastropathy associated with enlarged and thickened gastric folds. Abnormal regulation of gastric epithelial growth, probably triggered by an infectious agent, has been suggested as an etiology for this disorder. We describe a case of Menetrier's disease in a young child and review the current literature encompassing the different aspects of the disease.