E. J. Snyder; M. T. Scurry, M.D., (Associate); W. P. Deiss Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Four families with multiple endocrine adenomatosis (MEA) were studied. Fifteen family members were known to be involved, and nine of these had been treated at this institution (see table). Twenty-six family members were screened as outpatients for possible involvement by clinical histories and laboratory studies which included calcium, PO4, growth hormone (HGH), insulin, and fasting blood sugar levels. Only two of these were symptomatic with peptic ulcer disease. Nine members of the screened group and three of the known group were hospitalized for more extensive evaluation which included intravenous tolbutamide stimulation for HGH, insulin, and glucose; skull films, upper GI;
E. J. Snyder, M. T. Scurry, W. P. Deiss. Family Studies in Multiple Endocrine Adenomatosis (MEA).. Ann Intern Med. 1970;72:789. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-789_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):789.
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