The Cronkhite-Canada syndrome with focus on immunity and infection report of a case

Hwai Jeng Lin, Yang Te Tsai, Shou Dong Lee, Kwok Hung Lai, Wai Wah Ng, Tseng Nip Tarn, Han Chieh Lin, Lien Bang Liou, Syhy Haw Tsay

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Abstract

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
Volume9
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cronkhite-Canada syndrome
  • Impaired immunity
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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Lin, H. J., Tsai, Y. T., Lee, S. D., Lai, K. H., Ng, W. W., Tarn, T. N., Lin, H. C., Liou, L. B., & Tsay, S. H. (1987). The Cronkhite-Canada syndrome with focus on immunity and infection report of a case. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 9(5), 568-570.