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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CASE REPORT: 41 year old female who was a known case of Plummer Vinson syndrome on constant follow up and iron supplementation presented to us with complaints of dysphagia to solids since 2 months, generalised weakness, easy fatigability, decreased appetite and lesions over the angle of the mouth.
Plummer Vinson Syndrome (PVS) is a rare disease which affects mainly white women and it is characterized by dysphagia, iron deficiency and presence of superior oesophageal web [8, 9].
A combination of angular stomatitis, oesophageal web and iron deficiency anemia established the diagnosis of Plummer Vinson Syndrome.