Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 presenting as rosacea.

  title={Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 presenting as rosacea.},
  author={Jon Creamer and Sean J. Whittaker and William Andrew David Griffiths},
  journal={Clinical and experimental dermatology},
  volume={21 2},
We present a case of malignant carcinoid initially diagnosed as rosacea. This patient was later found to have an additional functioning parathyroid tumour. Although a pituitary tumour was not identified, the association represents a probable case of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN 1). This autosomal dominant syndrome is characterized by tumours of the pancreas, parathyroid and pituitary. Inoperable carcinoid tumour is best treated with a long-acting somatostatin analogue, octreotide. A… CONTINUE READING