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PLUMMER-VINSON SYNDROME IN A PATIENT WITH NECROBIOSIS LIPOIDICA: REPORT OF AN UNUSUAL ASSOCIATION
Gabriel S. Thiago Cavalleiro, Vinicius Moreira Paladino, Luany Teixeira Pires, Lucas Nascimento da Silveira, Pedro S. Thiago Cavalleiro, Natalia Bertges Soares, Daniel Almeida da Costa*, Thompson Machado
Plummer-Vinson Syndrome (PVS), also known as Kelly-Paterson Syndrome, is a rare condition that usually affects middle-aged white women between 40 and 70 years old, being very uncommon in males and presenting itself through a classic triad, consisting of dysphagia for solids, iron deficiency anemia and esophageal membrane. Necrobiosis lipoidica (NL) is a rare, degenerative connective tissue disease that presents with palisade-like granulomatous skin inflammation. It occurs mainly in young adults, being three times more in women. The present report demonstrates a case of a 49-year-old woman, with necrobiosis lipoidica, admitted to the gastroenterology outpatient clinic of the HELGJ (Hospital Escola Luiz Gioseffi Jannuzzi, Brazil) being investigated and diagnosed with PVS, fulfilling the three classic requirements of the syndrome (dysphagia, anemia and esophageal membrane), the two diagnoses that, despite being rare, have no correlation, and their incidence in the same patient is quite uncommon.[Full Text Article]