Plummer-Vinson syndrome

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Plummer-Vinson syndrome

[′pləm·ər ′vin·sən ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
Dysphagia koilonychia, gastric achlorhydria, glossitis, and hypochromic microcytic anemia caused by iron deficiency. Also known as Paterson-Kelly syndrome; sideropenic dysphagia.
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One of the earliest physicians at the Mayo Clinic, Henry Stanley Plummer, MD, was a highly respected internist (Plummer's Disease, Plummer-Vinson Syndrome) and an innovative systems thinker.