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Korean J Gastroenterol. 2014 Apr;63(4):244-247. English. Case Reports. https://doi.org/10.4166/kjg.2014.63.4.244
Park JM , Kim KO , Park CS , Jang BI .
Division 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.

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