Cronkhite-Canada syndrome is a rare gastrointestinal disorder characterized by widespread colon polyps, unhealthy looking (dystrophic) nails, hair loss. Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) is a rare gastrointestinal (GI) polyposis syndrome characterized by the association of non-hereditary GI polyposis with the. Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome (CCS) is a rare non-inherited disease characterized by gastrointestinal polyposis and ectodermal abnormalities.

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To receive news and publication updates for Case Reports in Medicine, enter your email address in the box below. It is a disease of middle age with an average age of diagnosis in the early 60s, and it is more common in males 3: Page views in About two-thirds of patients are of Japanese descent and the male to female ratio is 2: Squamous cell carcinoma Adenocarcinoma.

Cronkhite-Canada syndrome — Mayo Clinic

The GI lesions are usually generalized. All studies receiving U. Only comments seeking to improve the quality and accuracy of information on the Orphanet website are accepted. Because there is no cure canava Cronkhite—Canada syndrometreatment is symptomatic.

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Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome – NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)

The exact cause of Cronkhite-Canada syndrome is unknown. The content of the website and databases of the National Organization for Rare Disorders NORD is copyrighted and may not be reproduced, copied, downloaded or disseminated, in any way, for any commercial or public purpose, without prior written authorization and approval from NORD. Treatments proposed include cromolyn sodium and prednisone. Disease complications are typically secondary to severe malnutrition, malignancy, GI bleeding, and infection.

No known genetic link; considered nonhereditary May represent an autoimmune disorder Digestion ; Other search option s Alphabetical list. Autoantibodies, including antinuclear antibody, antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody, and rheumatoid factor RF were undetectable as were serologic tests for HIV, hepatitis, syphilis, and Lyme disease.

Antiacid measures including histamine receptor antagonists, proton pump inhibitors, and cromolyn have been used, particularly in patients with biopsies demonstrating eosinophilia [ 13 ].

Corticosteroids and nutritional support remain the cornerstone of management, however, newer immunomodulatory agents have emerged as viable alternatives in recent years.

Cholangiocarcinoma Klatskin tumor gallbladder: The question of whether polyps in CCS possess malignant potential remains controversial. synxrome

A case of Cronkhite-Canada syndrome presenting with adenomatous and inflammatory colon polyps. Familial adenomatous polyposis FAP is a rare inherited cancer predisposition syndrome characterized by hundreds to thousands of precancerous colorectal polyps adenomatous polyps appearing on average croonkhite age 16 years.

Cronkhite–Canada syndrome

Infobox medical condition new All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from March Articles to be expanded from March All articles to be expanded Articles with empty sections from March All articles with empty sections Articles using small message boxes. Check this box if you wish to receive a copy of your message. We anticipate that this chapter will enhance the knowledge of clinicians on this rare condition, helping to facilitate an appropriate diagnosis and enhance the management of patients with CCS going forward.


Typically, the age of onset is during the middle years or old age. The diagnosis of Cronkhie-Canada syndrome can be reached after a variety of tests are performed.

Cronkhite-Canada syndrome

Laboratory parameters reveal normocytic, normochromic anemia, vitamin deficiency, hypoproteinemia and hypoalbuminemia. This condition was first described by Cronkhite and Canada inand the incidence is now cronkhiite to be one per million persons per year [ 3 ].

An imbalance of certain essential minerals electrolytes may occur because of chronic diarrhea. Indexed in Web of Science. The classic CCS dermatological triad includes alopecia, skin hyperpigmentation, and onychodystrophy. Systemic immunosuppression is the most common medical treatment tried, yielding anecdotal and inconsistent results [ 14 ]. Patients experience alopecia loss of hairdark spots on the skin of the arms, legs and face hyperpigmented macules and have a loss of finger nails onychodystrophy.