The Cronkhite-Canada syndrome with focus on immunity and infection

H. J. Lin, Y. T. Tsai, S. D. Lee, K. H. Lai, W. W. Ng, T. N. Tam, H. C. Lin, L. B. Liou, S. H. Tsay

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A 64-year-old man developed diffuse gastrointestinal polyposis, protein-losing enteropathy, skin pigmentation, hair loss, and unique nail changes. He also exhibited pulmonary tuberculosis and impaired immunity with skin anergy, poor lymphocyte mitogens stimulation test, and low serum immunoglobulin. We discuss the relationship of infection, nutrition, immunity, and the Cronkhite-Canada syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)568-570
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


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  • Gastroenterology

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Lin, H. J., Tsai, Y. T., Lee, S. D., Lai, K. H., Ng, W. W., Tam, T. N., Lin, H. C., Liou, L. B., & Tsay, S. H. (1988). The Cronkhite-Canada syndrome with focus on immunity and infection. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 10(5), 568-570.