Multiple endocrine neoplasia(MEN-1) is also known as Wermer's syndrome. MEN-1 is a hereditory disorder .This type of hereditory disosorder generally passed from one generation to next generation. It affects the hormone producing glands.This disorder increases the development of tumors like cancerous and non cancerous tumors in glands.Non cancerous tumors may develop in parathyroid glands,Neuroendocrine system,anterior pituitory glands and skin. The symptoms are tiredness, bone pain, fractures and kidney stones, as well as stomach or intestinal ulcers.
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 affects about 1 in 30,000 people; multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 affects an estimated 1 in 35,000 people. Among the subtypes of type 2, type 2A is the most common form, followed by FMTC. Type 2B is relatively uncommon, accounting for about 5 percent of all cases of type 2. The prevalence of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 4 is unknown, although the condition appears to be rare.