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Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2001;23(2): 113-117.
스테로이드 치료에 관해를 보인 Cronkhite - Canada 증후군 1 예 ( A Case of Cronkhite - Canada Syndrome with a Remission to Steroid Therapy )
구영석(Young Suck Goo),신현준(Hyun Joon Shin),박준용(Jun Yong Park),박민찬(Min Chan Park),이용찬(Yong Chan Lee),김원호(Won Ho Kim),박인서(In Suh Park),김호근(Ho Geun Kim),신명숙(Myung Sook Shin)
Cronkhite-Canada syndrome is characterized by generalized gastrointestinal polyposis, ectodermal changes, and the eventual development of diarrhea and weight loss. The pathogenesis of the disease is unknown, and there is no established therapy. The disease has a poor prognosis because of malnutrition resulting from altered absorption in the gastrointestinal tract. We experienced a case of a 56-year-old female with Cronkhite-Canada syndrome. After enteral nutrition and administration of prednisolone for 3 months, clinical improvement was noted with cessation of diarrhea, increased serum protein, disappearance of pigmentation, and regrowth of the scalp hair, finger- and toenails, Endoscopy showed resolution of the gastrointestinal polyposis. So we report here a case of diffuse gastrointestinal polyposis which has been in remission with steroid therapy, (Korean J Gastrointest Endosc 2001;23:113-117)
Key Words: Cronkhite - Canada 증후군 , 위장관 용종증 , 흡수장애 , Cronkhite - Canada syndrome , Gastrointestinal polyposis
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