Plummer-Vinson syndrome: case report/Sindrome de Plummer-Vinson: relato de caso

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Authors: Fabiana Necer Ferreira Cabral, Talita Cristina Cardoso da Silva, Platao de Barros Junior, Franc Jorge Sampaio Santos Pereira and Maxsuel Franca Cruz Vieira
Date: April-June 2017
From: Revista de Medicina(Vol. 96, Issue 2)
Publisher: Universidade de Sao Paulo. Departamento Cientifico da Faculdade de Medicina
Document Type: Article
Length: 1,897 words
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The Plummer-Vinson syndrome is a rare condition characterized by the presence of iron deficiency anemia, cervical dysphagia and esophageal membranes. It is more prevalent in women aged 40-70 from Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon countries, and is of unknown etiology, but there are two theories that can be related to the syndrome: the iron deficiency theory and the theory of primary dysphagia. Iron deficiency can cause changes in the upper digestive tract, causing hypochromic and microcytic anemia. Existing dysphagia combines with the changing eating habits of patients, resulting in deficiency in iron and other vitamins. Although rare, Plummer-Vinson syndrome needs to be remembered during the formulation of diagnostic hypotheses, since it is listed as a risk fator for squamous cell carcinoma of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Keywords: Pummer-Vinson syndrome; Deglutition disorders. A sindrome de Plummer-Vinson e uma condicao rara, caracterizada pela presenca de anemia ferropriva, disfagia cervical e membranas esofagicas. E mais prevalente em mulheres de 40 a 70 anos, de paises escandinavos e anglo-saxonicos, de etiologia incerta, contudo ha duas teorias que podem ser relacionadas a sindrome: a teoria da deficiencia de ferro e a teoria da disfagia primaria. A deficiencia em ferro pode provocar mudancas no trato digestorio superior, provocando anemia hipocromica e microcitica. Ja a disfagia colabora com a mudanca dos habitos alimentares dos pacientes, o que resulta em deficiencia de ferro e outras vitaminas. Mesmo rara, a Sindrome de Plummer-Vinson necessita ser lembrada durante a formulacao de hipoteses diagnosticas, visto que esta relacionada como fator de risco para carcinomas espinocelulares do trato gastrointestinal superior. Descritores: Sindrome de Plummer Vinson; Transtornos de degluticao.

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Cabral, Fabiana Necer Ferreira, et al. "Plummer-Vinson syndrome: case report/Sindrome de Plummer-Vinson: relato de caso." Revista de Medicina, vol. 96, no. 2, 2017, p. 121+. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.
  

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