Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome Associated with Gastric Outlet Obstruction and Membranous Nephropathy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

  • Onozato Yusuke
    Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata University, Japan
  • Sasaki Yu
    Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata University, Japan
  • Abe Yasuhiko
    Division of Endoscopy, Yamagata University Hospital, Japan
  • Yaoita Takao
    Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata University, Japan
  • Yagi Makoto
    Division of Endoscopy, Yamagata University Hospital, Japan
  • Mizumoto Naoko
    Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata University, Japan
  • Shoji Masakuni
    Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata University, Japan
  • Kon Takashi
    Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata University, Japan
  • Sakai Takayuki
    Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata University, Japan
  • Ueno Yoshiyuki
    Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata University, Japan

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Abstract

<p>A 47-year-old man presented with dysgeusia, anorexia, and diarrhea. An endoscopic evaluation showed widespread gastrointestinal nodular inflammation and polyps. The pathological findings were consistent with Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome (CCS). Prednisolone therapy resulted in clinical improvement. However, CCS relapse complicated with gastric obstruction was observed during drug tapering. Although his symptoms disappeared after the reintroduction of steroids, he developed membranous nephritis. Additional cyclosporine A (CyA) treatment dramatically improved his proteinuria and residual gastrointestinal polyposis. The clinical symptoms resolved with steroid treatment, while CyA was effective for both CCS lesions and membranous nephropathy. CyA might therefore be a potential treatment option for CCS associated with membranous nephropathy. </p>

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  • Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine 59 (22), 2871-2877, 2020-11-15

    The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine

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