Plummer Vinson Syndrome (Pattern Brown Kelly Syndrome)
Mr. Muthukumaran D.1, Dr. Danasu2, Dr. Sridevi3
1Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Nursing College, Puducherry
2Principal, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Nursing College, Puducherry
3Associate Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Nursing College, Puducherry
Online published on 10 August, 2020.
Pattern brown Kelly syndrome is characterized by web formation in the region of cricopharynx the prevalence of post cricoid webs was 0.3%-1.1% in women overall. It is characterized by iron deficiency anemia and dysphagia. Patients usually have koilonychias, atrophic gastritis and glossitis. The cause of disease is unknown, genetic, nutritional deficiency, its gradually lead to thinning of mucosa followed by atrophy of the mucosa and subepithelial fibrosis, which may responsible for web formation the symptoms may be difficulty in swallowing initially for solids followed by for liquids too, difficulty in breathing, tachycardia, stomatitis, glossitis. It can be diagnosed through Hemogram, serum iron, barium swallow and oesophagoscopy to rule out the malignancy. That should be treated with supplemental irons and vitamins and excision of web.
Plummer Vinson Syndrome, Pattern brown Kelly syndrome, cricopharynx.