Paterson-Kelly syndrome

Alternative names
Plummer-Vinson syndrome/esophageal web; Sideropenic dysphagia

Definition
Plummer-Vinson syndrome is a disorder linked to severe, long-term Iron deficiency anemia, which causes swallowing difficulty due to web-like membranes of tissue growing in the throat.

Also check Plummer-Vinson syndrome/esophageal web.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 6, 2012
by Dave R. Roger, M.D.

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