Cronkhite-Canada syndrome: case description

  • Andrea Da Porto | andrea_daporto@tin.it SOC Medicina Generale, AO S. Antonio Abate, Tolmezzo, ASS 3 Alto Friuli, Italy.
  • Liana Domenis SOC Medicina Generale, AO S. Antonio Abate, Tolmezzo, ASS 3 Alto Friuli, Italy.
  • Cristina Quaglio SOC Medicina Generale, AO S. Antonio Abate, Tolmezzo, ASS 3 Alto Friuli, Italy.
  • Piero Brosolo SOC Medicina Generale, AO S. Antonio Abate, Tolmezzo, ASS 3 Alto Friuli, Italy.
  • Vito Di Piazza SOC Medicina Generale, AO S. Antonio Abate, Tolmezzo, ASS 3 Alto Friuli, Italy.

Abstract

We present the case of an 80-year old woman affected by the Cronkhite-Canada syndrome. This rare disease was described for the first time in 1955. It is characterized by the growth of multiple polyps in the gastroenteric tract, leading to diarrhea, alopecia, dystrophy of nails and hyper-pigmented skin. In this article, we describe the patient’s clinical picture and report the results of laboratory tests and imaging assessments.

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2014-02-05
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Keywords:
Cronkhite-Canada syndrome, colon polyposis, alopecia, nail distrophy, hypogeusia.
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Da Porto, A., Domenis, L., Quaglio, C., Brosolo, P., & Di Piazza, V. (2014). Cronkhite-Canada syndrome: case description. Italian Journal of Medicine, 8(2), 135-139. https://doi.org/10.4081/itjm.2014.428