Cronkhite-Canada syndrome


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Related to Cronkhite-Canada syndrome: Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

Cronk·hite-Can·a·da syn·drome

(kron'kīt kan'ă-dă), [MIM*175500]
a sporadically occurring syndrome of gastrointestinal polyps with diffuse alopecia and nail dystrophy; probably not genetic.

Cronkhite-Canada syndrome

[krong′kīt]
Etymology: Leonard W. Cronkhite, American physician, b. 1919; Wilma J. Canada, twentieth-century American radiologist
an abnormal familial condition characterized by GI polyposis accompanied by ectodermal defects, such as nail atrophy, alopecia, and excessive skin pigmentation. In some individuals it is also accompanied by protein-losing enteropathy, malabsorption, and deficiency of blood calcium, potassium, and magnesium.

Canada,

Wilma Jeanne, 20th century U.S. radiologist.
Cronkhite-Canada syndrome - see under Cronkhite

Cronkhite,

Leonard W., Jr., U.S. physician, 1919–.
Cronkhite-Canada syndrome - a sporadically occurring syndrome of gastrointestinal polyps with diffuse alopecia and nail dystrophy.
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Cunliffe WJ, Anderson J: Case of Cronkhite-Canada syndrome with associated jejunal diverticulosis.
Lin HJ, Tsai YT, Lee SD, et al: The Cronkhite-Canada syndrome with focus on immunity and infection, report of a case.
Watanabe T, Kudo M, Shirane H, et al: Cronkhite-Canada syndrome associated with triple gastric cancers: a case report.
Malhotra R, Sheffield A: Cronkhite-Canada syndrome associated with colon carcinoma and adenomatous changes in C-C polyps.
Rappaport LB, Sperling HV, Stavrides A: Colon cancer in the Cronkhite-Canada syndrome.
Nakatsubo N, Wakasa R, Kiyosaki K, et al: Cronkhite-Canada syndrome associated with carcinoma of the sigmoid colon: report of a case.