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To tilfælde af det sjældne Cronkhite-Canadas syndrom

Thorbjørn Christensen & Ove B. Schaffalitzky de Muckadell Afdeling for Medicinske Mavetarmsygdomme S, Odense Universitetshospital Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V02170155
Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V02170155
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Two cases of the rare Cronkhite-Canada syndrome
Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) is a rare non-heritable condition characterized by gastrointestinal polyposis, dysgeusia, malnutrition, total alopecia and onycho­dystrophia. Two Danish cases of CCS presented with signs of mal­nutrition, dyspepsia, vomiting, dysgeusia and hair loss. An upper endoscopy revealed marked oedema and polyposis in the stomach. Both patients developed colonic adeno­carcinomas, which were radically operated. Treatment consisted of hyperalimentation, prednisolone and azathioprine. Both patients went into remission – the first patient totally.
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