Glucagonoma syndrome: a review and update on treatment

  title={Glucagonoma syndrome: a review and update on treatment},
  author={A. John and R. Schwartz},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology},
  • A. John, R. Schwartz
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
  • Glucagonoma syndrome is defined by the presence of an alpha‐cell secreting tumour of the pancreas, elevated levels of glucagon, and a characteristic rash called necrolytic migratory erythema (NME). NME is usually a specific and often initial finding of glucagonoma syndrome, but it may occur in other settings unassociated with an alpha‐cell pancreatic tumour (pseudoglucagonoma syndrome). Glucagonoma syndrome must be distinguished from pseudoglucagonoma syndrome. Prompt recognition of NME and… CONTINUE READING
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