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Cronkhite-Canada syndrome is a rare gastrointestinal disorder characterized by widespread colon polyps, unhealthy looking (dystrophic) nails, hair loss (alopecia), darkening skin (such as on the hands, arms, neck and face), diarrhea, weight loss, stomach pain, and/or excess fluid accumulation in arms and legs (peripheral edema). The cause of the condition is not known. Treatment aims to control symptoms and provide adequate nutrition.
Source: GARD Last updated on 05-01-20
Kopácová M, Urban O, Cyrany J et al. Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome: Review of the Literature. Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2013;2013:856873.
Last updated on 04-27-20
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