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Cronkhite-Canada syndrome: a case report and review of literature.
Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2009; 2009:619378.GR

Abstract

Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) is a rare syndrome first described in 1955. (1) Since then, 400 cases worldwide have been reported in the literature. The disease is characterized by diffuse gastrointestinal polyposis, dystrophic changes of the fingernails, alopecia, cutaneous hyperpigmentation, diarrhea, weight loss, and abdominal pain. (2) The etiology is currently unknown, but an autoimmune process is suspected. The workup is based on history and physical followed by imaging and endoscopy with biopsy to confirm gastrointestinal polyposis. The goal of treatment focuses on symptomatic management of the patient and nutritional support.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, 1526 N. Edgemont Street, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA. kevinkao1999@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19727405

Citation

Kao, Kevin T., et al. "Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome: a Case Report and Review of Literature." Gastroenterology Research and Practice, vol. 2009, 2009, p. 619378.
Kao KT, Patel JK, Pampati V. Cronkhite-Canada syndrome: a case report and review of literature. Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2009;2009:619378.
Kao, K. T., Patel, J. K., & Pampati, V. (2009). Cronkhite-Canada syndrome: a case report and review of literature. Gastroenterology Research and Practice, 2009, 619378. https://doi.org/10.1155/2009/619378
Kao KT, Patel JK, Pampati V. Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome: a Case Report and Review of Literature. Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2009;2009:619378. PubMed PMID: 19727405.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cronkhite-Canada syndrome: a case report and review of literature. AU - Kao,Kevin T, AU - Patel,Jitesh K, AU - Pampati,Vijayamalini, Y1 - 2009/08/25/ PY - 2009/05/02/received PY - 2009/06/23/accepted PY - 2009/9/4/entrez PY - 2009/9/4/pubmed PY - 2009/9/4/medline SP - 619378 EP - 619378 JF - Gastroenterology research and practice JO - Gastroenterol Res Pract VL - 2009 N2 - Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) is a rare syndrome first described in 1955. (1) Since then, 400 cases worldwide have been reported in the literature. The disease is characterized by diffuse gastrointestinal polyposis, dystrophic changes of the fingernails, alopecia, cutaneous hyperpigmentation, diarrhea, weight loss, and abdominal pain. (2) The etiology is currently unknown, but an autoimmune process is suspected. The workup is based on history and physical followed by imaging and endoscopy with biopsy to confirm gastrointestinal polyposis. The goal of treatment focuses on symptomatic management of the patient and nutritional support. SN - 1687-630X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19727405/Cronkhite_Canada_syndrome:_a_case_report_and_review_of_literature_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/619378 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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