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Plummer-Vinson syndrome

 [plum´er vin´sun]
a syndrome usually seen in middle-aged women with hypochromic anemia, chiefly characterized by cracks or fissures at the corners of the mouth, painful tongue with atrophy of filiform and later fungiform papillae, and dysphagia due to esophageal stenosis or webs.

Plum·mer-Vin·son syn·drome

(plŭm'ĕr vin'sŏn),
iron deficiency anemia, dysphagia, esophageal stenosis, and atrophic glossitis.

Plummer-Vinson syndrome

Paterson-Kelly syndrome; sideropenic dysphagia Metabolic disease A possibly autoimmune condition affecting middle aged ♀, characterized by iron-deficiency anemia, oropharyngeal mucosal atrophy, koilonychia–spooned nails, angular cheilitis, pallor, glossitis, dysphagia due to a fibrous esophageal web, associated with oropharyngeal SCC. See Esophageal web.

Plum·mer-Vin·son syn·drome

(plŭm'ĕr vin'sŏn sin'drōm)
Iron deficiency anemia, dysphagia, esophageal web, and atrophic glossitis.

Plummer-Vinson syndrome

Difficulty in swallowing from webs of tissue that form across the upper oesophagus, sore tongue, spoon-shaped fingernails (koilonychia) and severe iron-deficiency ANAEMIA. The syndrome mainly affects middle-aged women. Treatment of the anaemia usually resolves the syndrome. (Henry Stanley Plummer, 1874–1937, American physician; and Porter Paisley Vinson, 1890–1959, American surgeon).

Plummer,

Henry Stanley, U.S. physician, 1874-1937.
Plummer bag - Synonym(s): Plummer dilator
Plummer bougie
Plummer dilator - an instrument for dilating the lower end of the esophagus in cardiospasm. Synonym(s): Plummer bag
Plummer disease - hyperthyroidism resulting from a nodular toxic goiter, usually not accompanied by exophthalmos.
Plummer sign - a sign of Graves disease.
Plummer-Vinson syndrome - iron deficiency anemia, dysphagia, esophageal web, and atrophic glossitis. Synonym(s): Paterson-Kelly syndrome; sideropenic dysphagia

Vinson,

Porter P., U.S. surgeon, 1890-1959.
Plummer-Vinson syndrome - see under Plummer

Plum·mer-Vin·son syn·drome

(plŭm'ĕr vin'sŏn sin'drōm)
Iron deficiency anemia, dysphagia, esophageal web, and atrophic glossitis.
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Oral manifestations in patients with Plummer Vinson syndrome includes all the features of iron deficiency anemia like stomatitis, glossitis, angular cheilitis, erythematous mucositis, recurrent aphthous stomatitis, pale oral mucosa, oral candidiasis, dry mouth in 49.3% of patients, burning mouth in 76-100% of patients, lingual varicosity in 56%, oral lichen planus in 33.3%, recurrent aphthous ulceration in 25.33%, and early loss of teeth.
Bonnick, "Plummer vinson syndrome: a case report and literature review," The Internet Journal of Dental Science, vol.
CONCLUSION: Although Plummer Vinson syndrome is a rarity nowadays a high degree of suspicion aided with appropriate investigation is essential to diagnose the condition.
Plummer Vinson Syndrome by Louis Michel Wong Kee Song (updated April 2008).