Other Names for this Disease
- Polyposis skin pigmentation alopecia fingernail changes
- Cronkhite-Canada syndrome
- Gastrointestinal polyposis - ectodermal changes
- Gastrointestinal polyposis - skin pigmentation - alopecia - fingernail changes
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colon polyps, unhealthy looking (dystrophic) nails, hair loss (alopecia), darkening skin (such as on the hands, arms, neck and face), diarrhea, weight loss, stomach pain, and/or excess fluid accumulation in arms and legs (peripheral edema). The cause of the condition is not known. Treatment aims to control symptoms and provide adequate nutrition.Cronkhite-Canada syndrome is a rare gastrointestinal disorder characterized by widespread
Last updated: 5/31/2015
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- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Cronkhite-Canada disease. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
- Kopácová M, Urban O, Cyrany J et al. Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome: Review of the Literature. Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2013;2013:856873.