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Does pheochromocytoma affect children differently than adults?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

You can develop pheochromocytoma at age, but it is not usually found in children. However, if you have any genetic diseases linked to pheochromocytoma, you may want to have your child tested for both the disease and their likelihood to develop pheochromocytoma. Genetic diseases linked to pheochromocytoma include multiple endocrine neoplasia, von Hippel-Lindau disease, and neurofibromatosis.

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