Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Allergic Granulomatous Angiitis of Cronkhite-Canada
  • Canada-Cronkhite Disease
  • CCD
  • Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal Polyposis and Ectodermal Changes
  • Polyposis, Skin Pigmentation, Alopecia, and Fingernail Changes

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

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.

Resources

Intestinal Multiple Polyposis and Colorectal Cancer Registry
P.O. Box 11
Conyngham, PA 18219
Tel: (717)788-3712
Fax: (717)788-4046
Email: user291524@aol.com

NIH/National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
2 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3570
Tel: (301)654-3810
Fax: (301)907-8906
Tel: (800)891-5389
Email: nddic@info.niddk.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.niddk.nih.gov

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Madisons Foundation
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310)264-0826
Fax: (310)264-4766
Email: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org

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