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Lactation disease

MedGen UID:
Concept ID:
Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: Disorder, Lactation; Disorders, Lactation; Lactation Disorder; Lactation Disorders
SNOMED CT: Disorder of lactation (35046003)
Monarch Initiative: MONDO:0045019


A disorder not necessarily related to pregnancy that is observed in females and males. It is characterized by disturbances of milk secretion. Causes include damage to the breast parenchyma due to inflammation, medications, pituitary tumors, and hypothyroidism. [from NCI]

Term Hierarchy

CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVLactation disease

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Premkumar MH, Soraisham A, Bagga N, Massieu LA, Maheshwari A
Clin Perinatol 2022 Jun;49(2):557-572. Epub 2022 Apr 21 doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2022.02.016. PMID: 35659103
Forbes A, Escher J, Hébuterne X, Kłęk S, Krznaric Z, Schneider S, Shamir R, Stardelova K, Wierdsma N, Wiskin AE, Bischoff SC
Clin Nutr 2017 Apr;36(2):321-347. Epub 2016 Dec 31 doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2016.12.027. PMID: 28131521
Alexander EK, Pearce EN, Brent GA, Brown RS, Chen H, Dosiou C, Grobman WA, Laurberg P, Lazarus JH, Mandel SJ, Peeters RP, Sullivan S
Thyroid 2017 Mar;27(3):315-389. doi: 10.1089/thy.2016.0457. PMID: 28056690

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