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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 142-144

Plummer–Vinson syndrome: A case series


Department of General Medicine, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Devapriya Rejeev
Devatharu, Kuniyedath House, Marikkunnu P O, Calicut - 673 012, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/AJIM.AJIM_51_19

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Plummer–Vinson syndrome (PVS), also known as Paterson–Brown–Kelly syndrome, is characterized by a triad of dysphagia, upper esophageal web, and iron deficiency anemia. It predominantly affects middle-aged females. The postcricoid webs are associated with a higher risk of squamous cell carcinoma; therefore, timely diagnosis and treatment is important. Herein, we report three cases of PVS.


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