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World J Clin Cases. Aug 16, 2016; 4(8): 248-252
Published online Aug 16, 2016. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v4.i8.248
Cronkhite-Canada syndrome polyps infiltrated with IgG4-positive plasma cells
Ru-Ying Fan, Xiao-Wei Wang, Li-Jun Xue, Ran An, Jian-Qiu Sheng
Ru-Ying Fan, Xiao-Wei Wang, Li-Jun Xue, Jian-Qiu Sheng, Department of Gastroenterology, Beijing Military General Hospital, Beijing 100700, China
Ran An, Department of Pathology, Beijing Military General Hospital, Beijing 100700, China
Author contributions: Fan RY designed, wrote and revised the paper; Wang XW and Xue LJ treated patient and collected clinical data from patient; An R responsible for pathologic diagnosis; and Sheng JQ responsible for endoscopic diagnosis.
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Correspondence to: Ru-Ying Fan, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Beijing Military General Hospital, No. 5 Nanmencang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100700, China.
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Received: April 23, 2016
Peer-review started: April 23, 2016
First decision: May 17, 2016
Revised: May 24, 2016
Accepted: June 14, 2016
Article in press: June 16, 2016
Published online: August 16, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) is a non-hereditary condition characterized by gastrointestinal polyposis associated with diarrhea and epidermal manifestations. It is a rare but serious disease, early diagnosis can improve prognosis of the patients, but delay in diagnosis is common due to non-familiarity of its clinical manifestation. Here we report a case of a patient with CCS, in this report showed the patient’s clinical characteristics and response to treatment.