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Intest Res. 2013 Oct;11(4):317-322. Korean. Case Report.
Kang DU , Yang DH , Choi Y , Kim JB , Lee HS , Lee HJ , Park SH , Jung KW , Kim KJ , Ye BD , Byeon JS , Myung SJ , Yang SK , Kim JH .
Department of Gastroenterology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. dhyang@amc.seoul.kr
Abstract

Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) is a rare, noninherited gastrointestinal polyposis syndrome associated with ectodermal changes such as alopecia, nail dystrophy, and cutaneous hyperpigmentation. The etiology and pathogenesis of CCS are not known, but diarrhea, malnutrition, gastrointestinal bleeding, and infection may occur in the affected patient; moreover, this condition could be fatal. However, previous reports have described several cases of spontaneous remission. We report a 60-year-old man who was incidentally found to have colonic polyposis, alopecia, and hypogeusia and was diagnosed to have CCS. However, this patient experienced spontaneous remission, including regrowth of body hair and alleviation of bowel inflammation, without any specific medications such as steroids, antibiotics, or proton pump inhibitors.

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