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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]

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

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Moyer A, Chakravarty EF
Rheum Dis Clin North Am 2021 Aug;47(3):441-455. Epub 2021 Jun 16 doi: 10.1016/j.rdc.2021.04.008. PMID: 34215373
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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