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BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Jan 22;2014. pii: bcr2013202047. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-202047.

Plummer-Vinson syndrome with pectus carinatum mitral valve prolapsus and exotropia in an 18-year-old boy.

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Mugla University Medical Faculty, Mugla, Turkey.

Abstract

The Plummer-Vinson syndrome is a clinical syndrome characterised by dysphagia, web or webs in upper oesophagus and iron-deficiency anaemia. The syndrome is often seen in women of age 40-70 years and rarely in adolescents. Plummer-Vinson syndrome might be associated with malignancy, myeloproliferative disorder and autoimmune diseases including coeliac disease, rheumatoid arthritis and Sjögren syndrome. However, according to our literature search, there are no reports of such case associated with thorax deformity, cardiac pathology and ocular findings. We present a case of an 18-year-old boy with a rare presentation of this syndrome including pectus carinatum, exotropia and mitral valve prolapsus.

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