Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome, Report of a Case Keiji Hirata 1 , Takefumi Katsuki 1 , Hideaki Itoh 1 , Hajime Nakata 2 , Atsuji Kuriyama 3 1Department of Surgery 1, University of Occupational and Environmental Health 2Department of Radiology, University of Occupational and Environment Health 3Kuriyama Clinic Keyword: Cronkhite-Canada症候群 , 消化管ポリポーシス , 蛋白漏出性胃腸症 pp.1129-1134
Published Date 1997/7/25
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403104984
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A 35-year-old man who had suffered from mental stress due to his private life and work was admitted to the hospital because of complaints including hypo-geusia, diarrhea, abdominal fullness, appetite loss, melena, alopecia, nail deformity, and pigmentation. The patient displayed characteristic clinical and pathological features of Cronkhite-Canada syndrome. After admission, intravenous hyperalimentation and steroid therapy reduced intestinal polyposis and improved his ability to take in nourishment together with all of his other complaints. He has been doing well with low-dose steroid maintenance therapy and there has been no signs of recurrence. This instructive case suggested that any mental stress may be a pathogenic factor able to induce this unusual syndrome.

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