A case of Plummer-Vinson syndrome in childhood

  • R. Anthony
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    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, United Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Great George St, Leeds, LS1 3EX England.
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  • S. Sood
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    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, United Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Great George St, Leeds, LS1 3EX England.
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  • D.R. Strachan
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    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, United Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Great George St, Leeds, LS1 3EX England.
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  • J.D. Fenwick
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    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, United Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Great George St, Leeds, LS1 3EX England.
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      Abstract

      The Plummer-Vinson syndrome is characterized by an association of dysphagia, iron-deficiency anemia, and esophageal webs. The authors report the case of a 6 year old with Plummer-Vinson syndrome. Plummer-Vinson syndrome usually occurs in adults, rarely in adolescents, however, there have been no previous reports in the English-language literature of the syndrome occurring in childhood.

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