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Plummer-Vinson syndrome

  • Alternative Names

    Paterson-Kelly syndrome; Sideropenic dysphagia; Esophageal web

    • Difficulty swallowing
    • Weakness

    Signs and tests

    Some patients develop skin and nail abnormalities that the doctor can see during an examination.

    Upper GI series or upper endoscopy may show the web. Tests to diagnose anemia or iron deficiency may be useful.