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Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome

Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome: Introduction

Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome: A familial polyposis of the gastrointestinal tract associated with ectodermal defects such as alopecia and onychodystrophy. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome

Treatments for Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome

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Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome

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Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can more »

Rare form of hair loss often misdiagnosed: a rare form of extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed as alopecia totalis. Researchers estimate more »

Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur in African Americans. Some of the overlooked hair/ more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome

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Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome

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Prognosis for Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome

Prognosis for Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome: The prognosis is variable with the condition involving periods of spontaneous remission and relapses. Without treatment death can occur within 2 years of onset of symptoms but treatment may prolong the patients life. Roughly half of patients survive 5 years but longer-term survival is known.

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Definitions of Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome:

A nonfamilial polyposis syndrome that is characterized by the presence of diffuse gastrointestinal polyposis, DIARRHEA, and PROTEIN-LOSING ENTEROPATHY. It was first reported by Cronkhite and Canada in 1955. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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