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PubMed Search: Cronkhite-Canada syndrome

Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Cronkhite-Canada. website. Accessed September 26th, 2023.
Definition / general
  • Very rare juvenile polyposis disorder with diffuse GI polyposis, alopecia, hyperpigmentation, dystrophic changes in fingernails and toenails
  • Nonhereditary, unknown etiology
  • Onset usually in middle age adults
  • Patients may have diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain, anorexia, weakness, hematochezia
  • Occasionally gastric adenocarcinoma, adenocarcinoma anywhere in GI tract (Am J Surg Pathol 1985;9:65)
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