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

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.

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@article{Lin1987TheCS, title={The Cronkhite-Canada syndrome with focus on immunity and infection. Report of a case.}, author={H . - J . Lin and Yao Te Tsai and Shou D Lee and Kwok-Hung Lai and Wen Wei Ng and Tyler Nicholas Tam and H C. Lin and Lieh-bang Liou and S. H. Tsay}, journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology}, year={1987}, volume={9 5}, pages={568-70} }