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It is possible that the main title of the report Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
- Allergic Granulomatous Angiitis of Cronkhite-Canada
- Canada-Cronkhite Disease
- Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome
- Gastrointestinal Polyposis and Ectodermal Changes
- Polyposis, Skin Pigmentation, Alopecia, and Fingernail Changes
Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) is a very rare disease with symptoms that include loss of taste, intestinal polyps, hair loss, and nail growth problems. It is difficult to treat because of malabsorption that accompanies the polyps. CCS occurs primarily in older people (the average age is 59) and it is not believed to have a genetic component. There have been fewer than 400 cases reported in the past 50 years, primarily in Japan but also in the U.S. and other countries.
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