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A 33-year-old female asked:

chromogranin a 3000, no zollinger-ellison syndrome or men 1. ideas? egd, colonoscopy, sandostatin, (octreotide) ct. contrast. mystery

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Neuroendocrine: Chromogrannin A is a marker of a wide range of neuroendocrine tumors, including pheochromocytoma, carcinoid, others. There are false positives related to diet and meds, although 3000 seems very high (although you don't state the normal range). Your symptoms (?flushing; ?hypertensive spells) would help guide the workup. You need to see a doc who is expert in this.
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 45 years experience
B"sd my patient with chromoganin A"itis is on Aciphex - proton pump inhibitor - elevated levels have been described
Feb 12, 2016

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