Posted by Susana Shephard (@susanashephard) · Fri, Jun 6 at 4:20pm CDT
Coping with a Rare Disorder: Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome
David Hirschy of Prescott, Arizona, has worn many hats — from record producer to chef to silversmith. In fact, his love of food made him think something was wrong a few years ago when he lost his sense of taste. He began to have other symptoms, too, which led him to Mayo Clinic in Arizona where he was diagnosed with the extremely rare Cronkhite-Canada syndrome — so rare that there have been less than 500 cases reported in the past 50 years.