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A YOUNG FEMALE WITH SEVERE FATIGUE | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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A YOUNG FEMALE WITH SEVERE FATIGUE

Author(s): Kosuri Akhila*, Suresh Kanna S, Goutham Kumar AP, Keerthana I and Kunduru Dinesh Reddy

Abstract

Rare clinical illness known as Plummer-Vinson syndrome manifests as a triad of symptoms including difficulty swallowing, anaemia, and esophageal webs. Plummer-Vinson syndrome is characterized by the presence of thin mucosal folds known as oesophageal webs, which are best, visualized in lateral views during barium, swallow or during an Oesophagoscopy procedure. It has been found that people with Plummer Vinson syndrome are more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma of the pharynx and proximal oesophagus. This is a case of 27 year old female who was hospitalized in our hospital with fatiguability and giddiness. An Upper gastrointestinal intestinal endoscopy shows cricopharygeal webs, linear furrows and exudates in distal esophagus. Bougie dilatation was done and tissue sent for biopsy which showed reflux esophagitis, indicating Plummer Vinson syndrome.

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