Korean J Gastroenterol.  2014 Apr;63(4):244-247. 10.4166/kjg.2014.63.4.244.

A Case of Plummer-Vinson Syndrome Associated with Crohn's Disease

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  • 1Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yeugnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. jbi@med.yu.ac.kr

Abstract

Plummer-Vinson syndrome manifests as cervical dysphagia, iron deficiency anemia, an upper esophageal web, and atrophic glossitis. The cause of the esophageal web is thought to be iron deficiency anemia; however, the cause of Plummer-Vinson syndrome has not been established. Crohn's disease is usually accompanied by malnutrition and iron deficiency anemia; however, no case of concomitant Crohn's disease and Plummer-Vinson syndrome with aggravated malnutrition and anemia has been previously reported. Here, we report on a rare case of Plummer-Vinson syndrome in a Crohn's disease patient, which caused malnutrition and constipation.

Keyword

Plummer-Vinson syndrome; Malnutrition; Deglutition disorders; Crohn disease

MeSH Terms

Adult
Cobblestone Lissencephaly/diagnosis
Colon, Sigmoid/surgery
Crohn Disease/complications/*diagnosis
Esophageal Sphincter, Upper/radiography
Humans
Male
Plummer-Vinson Syndrome/*diagnosis/etiology
Sigmoidoscopy
Sphincterotomy, Endoscopic
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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