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Recent studies suggest people with Ménétrier disease have stomachs that make abnormally high amounts of transforming growth factor alpha (TGF-α)—a protein that tells cells what to do.
A combination of symptoms, lab findings, findings on upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and stomach biopsy results help the doctors in diagnosing Menetrier's disease. Report if you have any symptoms of it.
Ménétrier disease causes the ridges along the inside of the stomach wall—called rugae—to enlarge, forming giant folds in the lining of the stomach.