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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.
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.