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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-32

Plummer–Vinson syndrome


1 Department of General Medicine, Meenakshi Medical College, Hospital and Research Institute, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Meenakshi Medical College, Hospital and Research Institute, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
M S Sridhar
Department of General Medicine, Meenakshi Medical College, Hospital and Research Institute, Enathur, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JCSR.JCSR_5_18

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The clinical findings of a 36-year-old female who presented to Medicine out-patient service with the triad of dysphagia, iron deficiency anaemia, splenomegaly and oesophageal web are reported. Clinical pathology of anaemia is diagnostic of iron deficiency anaemia. Dysphagia was treated with endoscopic dilation of the web and was prescribed iron therapy. This relatively rare condition is reported as the physician should be alert to its possibility because of its association with increased risk of hypopharyngeal carcinoma.


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